I am the Allan C. and Dorothy H. Davis Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University department of physics and astronomy. I predominantly work on Galactic archaeology, with emphasis on the stellar populations of the Galactic bulge, Galactic globular clusters, metal-poor stars, and the properties of interstellar dust. I also collaborate on projects investigating post-main-sequence stellar evolution, and microlensing planet campaigns such as that of WFIRST.

I have previously worked at The Australian National University with Martin Asplund on Galactic archaeology. I completed my PhD at the The Ohio State University in August 2012 with Andrew Gould on “The Galactic Bulge Stellar Population”.


Department of Physics & Astronomy,  Johns Hopkins University

Office 519, Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy

Email:  dnataf1 -at- jhu dot edu, david dot nataf -at- gmail dot com

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