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Paul Martini
Professor of Astronomy
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Prospective Students

I am always happy to talk with new students about research projects, particularly related to my Current Research Interests. If you are an Ohio State graduate student, please email me. If you are a prospective graduate student, please apply to our Astronomy Ph.D. Program. And if you are an undergraduate at Ohio State, please apply to our Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

Current Students and Postdocs

I am presently working with these students, postdocs, and visitors:

Undergraduate Students

Simon Filbert BAL QSOs in DESI

Graduate Students (pre-candidacy)

Wynne Turner Lyman-alpha Forest Cosmology with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

Graduate Students (Ph.D. students)

Lauren Ennesser Lyman-alpha Forest Cosmology with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
Zhefu Yu Reverberation Mapping with DES/OzDES

Postdocs and Visitors

None at present

Former Students and Postdocs

In the past I worked with the following students and postdocs. For each I have 
listed the title of the paper they wrote with me and their current affiliation. 

Undergraduate Students

Melissa Rice (Wellesley/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)
Project: Spatially-Resolved Narrow Line Region Kinematics in AGN
Publication: Rice et al. (2006)
Graduate school: Cornell University, Ph.D. 2012
Present Whereabouts: Postdoctoral scholar at Caltech
Timothy Arnold (Ohio State)
Project: Active Galactic Nuclei in Groups and Clusters: Detection and Host Morphology
Publication: Arnold et al. (2009)
Graduate school: University of Arizona
Present Whereabouts: Working in Baltimore, MD
Other: Recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Man-Hong Wong (Ohio State)
Projects: Secular Evolution at the End of the Hubble Sequence and OSMOS: The Ohio State Multi-Object Spectrograph
Publications: Stoll et al. (2010), Martini et al. (2011), Watson et al. (2012)
Graduate school: University of Illinois (Physics)
Other: ALS Fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Jaffri Ahmad (Earlham College, SROP at Ohio State)
Project: Post Outburst Evolution of V4332 Sgr
Graduate school: Columbia University (Nutrition)
Johnny Greco (Ohio State; co-advised with Todd Thompson)
Project: The mass distribution and stellar populations of M82
Publication: Greco, Martini, and Thompson (2012) [Video]
Whereabouts: Currently a graduate student in astronomy at Princeton University
Other: Recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Michael Macuga (Ohio State)
Project: The Fraction of Active Galactic Nuclei in the USS 1558-003 Protocluster at z = 2.53
Publication: Macuga, Martini et al. (2018) [arxiv:1805.06569]
Whereabouts: Self-employed
Zhiyuan Guo (Ohio State)
Project: Classification of Broad Absorption Line Quasars with Convolutional Neural Networks
Publication: Guo and Martini, 2019, ApJ, 879, 72
Whereabouts: Graduate student at Duke University
Wanting (Victoria) Niu (Ohio State)
Project: Broad Absorption Line Quasar Templates for the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
Whereabouts: Graduate student at Penn State University

Graduate Students

Molly Peeples
Project: Bars and Circumnuclear Dust
Publication: Peeples and Martini (2006)
Graduation: 2010 (Advisor: D. Weinberg)
After Graduation: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Galaxy Evolution, UCLA
Present Whereabouts: Astronomer at STScI
Jason Eastman
Project: Evolution of AGN in Clusters of Galaxies
Publication: Eastman et al. (2007)
Graduation: 2011 (Advisor: B.S. Gaudi)
Whereabouts: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
David Atlee
Thesis: The Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies in Clusters
Publications: Atlee et al. (2011), Atlee and Martini (2012)
Graduation: 2011 (Advisor: P. Martini)
Whereabouts: Adjunct Assistant Professor, CUNY York College
Linda Watson
Thesis: Star Formation in Bulgeless Disk Galaxies
Publications: Watson et al. (2008), (2011), (2012)
Graduation: 2011 (Advisor: P. Martini)
Whereabouts: ESO Fellow in Santiago, Chile
Jonathan Bird
Project: Lifetime of FRII Radio Galaxies
Publication: Bird et al. (2008)
Graduation: 2012 (Advisor: D.H. Weinberg)
Whereabouts: VIDA Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University
Rebecca Stoll
Project: OSMOS: The Ohio State MultiObject Spectrograph
Publications: Stoll et al. (2010)
Graduation: 2013 (Advisor: R.W. Pogge)
Whereabouts: Postdoctoral Researcher at Yale University
Catherine Grier
Project: Stellar Velocity Dispersions in High Luminosity Quasar Hosts
Publications: Grier et al. (2013)
Graduation: 2013 (Advisor: B.M. Peterson)
Whereabouts: Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn State University
Brett Andrews
Project: The Mass-Metallicity Relation
Publications: Andrews and Martini (2013)
Graduation: 2014 (Advisor: D.H. Weinberg)
Whereabouts: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pittsburgh
Joe Antognini
Project: The Lifetime of Radio Galaxies in Groups and Clusters
Publications: Antognini, Bird, and Martini (2012)
Graduation: 2015 (Advisor: T.A. Thompson)
Whereabouts: Lead Computational Scientist, Persyst Development Corporation
Carl Coker
Project: The Intrinsic UV Luminosity of M82 (co-advised with T.A. Thompson)
Publications: Coker, Thompson, and Martini (2013)
Project: Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (co-advised with R.W. Pogge)
Publications: Coker et al. (2016)
Whereabouts: NASA Postdoctoral Fellow (Advisor: R.W. Pogge, B.S. Gaudi)
Scott Adams
Project: A Search for Cluster Progenitors at Redshift Four
Publications: Adams, Martini, et al. (2015)
Graduation: 2016 (Advisor: C.S. Kochanek)
Whereabouts: Postdoctoral Researcher at Caltech
Humberto Gilmer
Project: Reverberation Mapping
Whereabouts: Graduate student at Ohio State (Physics)
Jonathan Brown
Project: Strong-line Calibrations of Gas Abundances in Galaxies
Publications: Brown, Martini, and Andrews (2016)
Whereabouts: Graduate student at Ohio State (Advisor: K.Z. Stanek)
Gregory Simonian
Project: Circumstellar Dust in Early Type Galaxies
Publications: Simonian and Martini (2016)
Whereabouts: Graduate student at Ohio State (Advisor: M.H. Pinsonneault)
Dale Mudd
Thesis: Understanding Supermassive Black Holes Using the Dark Energy Survey and OzDES
Publications: Mudd et al. (2016), Mudd et al. (2017)
Graduation: 2017 (Advisor: P. Martini)
Whereabouts: Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Irvine
Emily Griffith
Project: A Comparison of Stellar and Gas-Phase Chemical Abundances in Dusty Early-Type Galaxies
Publications: Griffith, Martini, and Conroy (2018)
Whereabouts: Graduate student at Ohio State (Advisor: D.H. Weinberg)
Suk Sien Tie
Thesis: Lyman-alpha Forest Cosmology with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument
Publications: Tie et al. 2017, 2019
Graduation: 2020 (Advisors: P. Martini and D.H. Weinberg)
Whereabouts: Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Santa Barbara

Postdocs and Visitors

Gregory Sivakoff
Project: AGN in Nearby Groups and Clusters
Publication: Sivakoff et al. (2008)
Whereabouts: Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Alberta
Ramiro Simões Lopes
Project: The Dust-AGN Connection in Early-Type Galaxies
Publication: Simões Lopes et al. (2007)
Whereabouts: Working in Brazil
Ashley Ross
Project: Commissioning Instrument for DESI
Publication: Ross et al. (2018)
Whereabouts: Research Scientist at Ohio State
Debopam Som (co-advised with Smita Mathur, David Weinberg)
Project: 3-pt Correlation Function of the Lyman Alpha Forest
Whereabouts: Staff Scientist at STScI

Last updated: 18 September 2020