David Michael Hernandez, Astrophysicist

Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University
david.m.hernandez (-at-) yale.edu

Biographical Sketch

David M. Hernández (not to be confused with this David Hernandez) is a theoretical and computational astrophysicist. He is a CycloAstro fellow at Yale University. Previously, he was a Minor Planet Center Fellow and Institute for Theory and Computation associate at the Harvard--Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). David obtained his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Arizona, where he was an Arizona Flinn Scholar and U.S. Goldwater Scholar. David completed his PhD in June 2018 at MIT, where he was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and held a three-year MIT Lyons fellowship and a Shah Zion fellowship. His thesis, "Solving the N-body problem in astrophysics'', was supervised by Ed Bertschinger. David's thesis committee also included Mark Vogelsberger and Jesse Thaler. David also held brief postdoctoral positions at RIKEN CCS and MIT.

  David's research focuses on applications of the mathematical N-body problem, which describes the motions of planets, stars, and galaxies.

Past and Present Collaborators

Codes

Links to some codes I have worked on are available below. For other codes, feel free to contact me.

Publications

A more up to date listing may be found on NASA ADS