I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Geneva Astronomical Observatory, funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship and a Gruber fundation (TGF) fellowship. I recently obtained my PhD (September 2018) at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique.

My research work lies at the interface between astrophysics and climate sciences. I develop and use a hierarchy of numerical climate models to study the atmospheres of terrestrial planets located both inside and outside the Solar System. The goal of this work is to explore new worlds, potentially similar to our own, and from that exploration, to get a unique perspective on our Earth.

While astrophysics fascinates me, I am concerned about the human-driven evolution of Earth's climate. My ambition is to detect and characterize the atmosphere, clouds and surface of exoplanets of terrestrial-size, temperate exoplanets. This scientific endeavour would make it possible to study exoplanets potentially similar to the Earth (in size, mass and insolation) but which have evolved in a very different environment from our Earth.

This exploration is essential to assess how unique the Earth is, as well as to learn more about the potential threats that lie ahead.


Check out this video of my performance presenting my PhD (in french) in less than 3 minutes here. Long, official version available here.

Check out this funky paper by Turbo-King et al. (2017) here.

Check out my PhD thesis manuscript here.

By Martin Turbet | Design by Andreas Viklund | Inspired by Aymeric Spiga
mturbet @ lmd.jussieu.fr
martin.turbet @ unige.ch
Tel: +33 7 82 07 88 40

Please let me know if you are interested to collaborate with me.