Dave Patton


I am a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Trent University.  I am an astronomer, with research focussed on the study of interacting and merging galaxies, using observations and simulations.  I also teach a variety of courses in astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology and physics.

Please see the tabs above for more information on my Teaching and Research. 


Professor, Trent University (2015-present)

Associate Professor, Trent University (2005-2015)

Assistant Professor, Trent University (2001-2005)

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto (1999-2001)

PhD in Astronomy, University of Victoria (1999)

BMath, University of Waterloo (1993)

How to contact me

  • email: dpatton@trentu.ca
  • office: SC 320
  • phone: (705) 748-1011 ext. 7462
  • mail: 1600 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON, K9L 0G2, CANADA