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 got my PhD in September 2018 at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique. My PhD thesis was awarded several scientific prizes in Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics and Astrobiology.

My research work lies at the interface between astrophysics, geophysics and climate sciences. I develop and use a hierarchy of sophisticated numerical atmospheric models to study the climates 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 my article in L'astronomie

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

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

I am always open for collaborations!