I am originally from the great city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I
graduated from Central High School
and Temple University
(with a year studying abroad at the Universität Hamburg).
After college I attended graduate school at
The Ohio State
University and enjoyed postdoctoral fellowships as a Carnegie
Fellow at the
Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and as a Clay Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Here is my Academic Genealogy.
Astronomy 8824: Numerical and Statistical Methods in Astrophysics [Fall 2021] + Material on github
Select Previous Courses
Astronomy 1142: Black Holes [Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2018, Spring 2020]
Astronomy 8824: Numerical and Statistical Methods in Astrophysics [Autumn 2019]
Astronomy 5830: Observed Properties of Astronomical Systems [Autumn 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017]
Astronomy 4194: Essential Radio Astronomy [May 2014]
Astronomy 869: Observational Cosmology and Active Galactic Nuclei [Winter Quarter 2011]
Astronomy 161: Introduction to Solar System Astronomy [Winter Quarter 2012]
Astronomy 890: Astronomical Instrumentation [Spring Quarter 2008]
- Why does Low-Luminosity AGN Fueling Remain an Unsolved Problem?
- invited review in "The Interplay among Black Holes, Stars and ISM in Galactic Nuclei," Proc. IAU 222 (Gramado, Brazil), eds. Th. Storchi Bergmann, L.C. Ho, H.R. Schmitt, (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press), 235 [pdf]
- QSO Lifetimes
- invited review in "Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series, Vol. 1: Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies," ed. L. C. Ho (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press), 170 [pdf]
Select Recent Publications
Publications via ADS Library and arXiv.org
- OzDES Reverberation Mapping Programs: The first Mg II lags from five years of monitoring
- Zhefu Yu, Paul Martini, Andrew Penton, et al., 2021, MNRAS, in press
- UV background fluctuations and three-point correlations in the large-scale clustering of the Lyman α forest
- Suk Sien Tie, David H. Weinberg, Paul Martini et al. 2019, MNRAS, 487, 5347
- Classification of Broad Absorption Line Quasars with a Convolutional Neural Network
- Zhiyuan Guo and Paul Martini, 2019, ApJ, 879, 72
- Overview of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
- Paul Martini, et al. 2018, Proc. SPIE, 10702
[SPIE | arxiv]
- Astronomy Department's Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
- Useful Astronomical Data
- Mask Design Software: MMS for MODS and OMS for OSMOS
- Diversity and Inclusion Slides [DJC on 13 Nov 2018]
- Code of Conduct Discussion Slides [DJC on 18 Sept 2019]
PhD Program in Astronomy at the Ohio State University
We offer a unique PhD program with a very strong emphasis on
have typically authored or co-authored 7-12 refereed journal articles by the
time they complete the program, in addition to numerous conference papers and
1st- and 2nd-year students are already active
publishing papers, attending
conferences, giving talks, going on observing runs, and working in
the instrument lab. Click
here for more information.