David V Martin Exoplanets
I am a Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation at THE Ohio State University. I primarily work to discover and understand planets around other stars. I'm particularly interested when there is not just one star but two, and a planet around them called a circumbinary planet.
I also work on orbital dynamics, binary stars, evolved stellar systems (e.g. white dwarfs and black holes) and observational surveys.
Before coming to OSU I did my PhD at the Université de Genève (download thesis here) and a postdoc at The University of Chicago with Dan Fabrycky. In 2021 I am starting as a NASA Sagan Fellow, continuing at The Ohio State.
Beyond astrophysics... I'm a bit of a sports nut. I played and watched cricket and Australian Football (Aussie Rules) since I was a kid. In a colder climate I now play ice hockey, albeit rather poorly.
I play guitar and drums from time to time, love listening to heavy metal, classic rock, classical piano. I'm a hobbyest video game creator and pre-covid used to enjoy travelling.