David Michael Hernandez, Astrophysicist

MPC Fellow and ITC Associate
Harvard--Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
dmhernandez at cfa.harvard.edu

Biographical Sketch

¡Hola! David M. Hernández (not to be confused with this David Hernandez) is a theoretical and computational astrophysicist. He is 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. Since his PhD, David has held postdoctoral positions, chronologically, at MIT, the CfA, RIKEN CCS, and again at the CfA.

  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


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


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