MIT Kavli Institute Directory

David M. Hernandez

Postdoctoral Associate, Physics Postdoctoral Scholar
Representative publications: 

"Fast and reliable symplectic integration for planetary system N-body problems”
Hernandez D. M., 2016, MNRAS, 458, 4285

“A study of symplectic integrators for planetary system problems: error analysis and comparisons”
Hernandez D. M., Dehnen W., 2017, MNRAS, 468, 2614

"Time-symmetric integration in astrophysics”
Hernandez D. M., Bertschinger E., 2018, MNRAS, accepted

“Symplectic fourth-order maps for the collisional N-body problem”
Dehnen W., Hernandez D. M., 2017, MNRAS, 465, 1201

 "Symplectic integration for the collisional gravitational N-body problem”
Hernandez D. M., Bertschinger E., 2015, MNRAS, 452, 1934

"A fast and accurate universal Kepler solver without Stumpff series”
Wisdom J., Hernandez D. M., 2015, MNRAS, 453, 3015

Honors and awards: 

Goldwater Scholarship; NSF Graduate Fellowship

Contact Information


Ph.D., Astrophysics, MIT, 2018; B.S., Physics, Astronomy, University of Arizona