Professor, Theoretical Astrophysics
Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen
Building B, room Ba6
Martin Pessah was born and raised in Buenos Aires and obtained his first degree in Astronomy in 2000 from the University of La Plata, Argentina. He received his PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics from the University of Arizona in 2007. He was later a member at the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for a period of three years.
In 2010, Martin moved to Copenhagen as a Knud Højgaard Assistant Professor at the Niels Bohr International Academy. In 2012, he started to build a new group in Theoretical Astrophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute, after receiving grants from the Villum Foundation and the European Research Council. He became Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor MSO in 2015. Martin has been the Deputy Director of NBIA since 2016.
Martin leads an active, young group working at the forefront of theoretical and computational astrophysics. His research interests span a broad range of subjects in plasma astrophysics, astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics. These include fundamental aspects of accretion physics in young stars and black holes, the interstellar medium, and galaxy clusters.