Martin HoudeWestern Science

Biography

I am an astrophysicist who is mostly concerned with understanding the basic physical processes involved in the formation of stars and the interstellar medium in general. The areas of research I cover lean strongly towards observational studies, and the development of new generations of instrumentation that allow for the discovery of important results that bring us closer to a more complete picture of the star formation process. My work, however, either past or current, is not limited to simple presentations of observational data, but often leads to important new physical interpretations and models that significantly contribute to our understanding of star formation. 

July 2013 - present:  Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario

January 2011 - present: Visiting Associate in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

July 2009 - June 2013: Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario

July 2004 - June 2009: Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario

1993 - 2004: Senior Scientist, Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, California Institute of Technology, Hawaii