Abiy Tekola


United States  |  born  in Ethiopia

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Abiy originally hails from Bishoftu. He finished a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and following that he held a joint research fellow position at Las Cumbres Observatory Global Network (LCOGT in US) and the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO).

His research interest lies in the general realm of galaxies, but recently developed interest in theoretical cosmology and had formed a very successful collaboration with Amare Abebe who is a fellow member of the Astro-bus team. Abiy has a strong interest in the application of  machine learning in Astronomy. he is currently working at Boeing US and teaches astronomy part time. He loves African music.