David V Martin
Hi! I am a NASA Sagan Fellow at The Ohio State University. I am an astrophysicist primarily interested in discovering and understanding both exoplanets and multi-star systems. I am particularly interested in constructing observing programs that look for planets in multi-star systems, and then determining theoretical models to explain the observations. I also work on orbital dynamics, evolved stellar systems (e.g. white dwarfs and black holes) and planet and binary formation. You can check out a recent seminar on my work here.
I have a strong commitment to student mentorship and building an inclusive and diverse work environment where all are welcome! In 2022 we are launching the Hubble Fellow-Graduate Student Mentorship Program. Find out more information and apply here!
Before coming to OSU I did my PhD at the Université de Genève (download thesis here) and I was a Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation at The University of Chicago.
Beyond astrophysics, I have played and watched cricket and Australian Football (Aussie Rules) since I was a kid. Since moving to Switzerland and now the Midwest US in a colder climate I play ice hockey, albeit rather poorly.
I play guitar, bass and drums, love listening to heavy metal, classic rock, classical piano. I'm a hobby video game creator and pre-covid used to enjoy traveling.