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 5830: Observed Properties of Astronomical Systems [Autumn 2017]
Select Previous Courses
Astronomy 5830: Observed Properties of Astronomical Systems [Autumn 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017]
Astronomy 1142: Black Holes [Spring 2014, Autumn 2014]
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]
I also organize the Astronomy Department's Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
- 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
- HI Kinematics along the Minor Axis of M82
- Paul Martini, Adam K. Leroy, Jeffrey G. Mangum, et al. 2018, ApJ, 856, 61
[IOP | arxiv]
- A Study of Quasar Selection in the Supernova Fields of the Dark Energy Survey
- Suk Sien Tie, Paul Martini, Dale Mudd, et al. 2017, AJ, 153, 107
[ADS | Video]
- Circumstellar Dust, PAHs, and Stellar Populations in Early-Type Galaxies: Insights from GALEX and WISE
- Gregory Simonian and Paul Martini, 2017, MNRAS, 464, 3920
[ADS | Video]
- A recalibration of strong-line oxygen abundance diagnostics via the direct method and implications for the high-redshift universe
- Jonathan Brown, Paul Martini, and Brett Andrews, 2016, MNRAS, 458, 1529
[ADS | Video]
- Useful Astronomical Data
- Mask Design Software: MMS for MODS and OMS for OSMOS
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.