Roberto Abraham

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Roberto Abraham
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Roberto Abraham in Baltimore, June 2003 for a meeting of the Gemini Deep Deep Survey team.
Born Martin John Rees
(1965-04-12) 12 April 1965 (age 50)
Fields Astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology
Institutions University of Toronto
Alma mater University of British Columbia
Thesis Imaging of BL Lac Objects (1992)
Doctoral advisor I.M. McHardy, R.L. Davies
Known for Observational cosmology, galaxy evolution, first galaxies
Website
www.astro.utoronto.ca/~abraham/Web/Welcome.html

Roberto Abraham (b. 12 Apr 1965, Manila, Philippines) is a Canadian astronomer and is Professor of Astronomy at the University of Toronto and an E.W.R. Steacie Fellow. Educated at UBC (BSc) and Oxford (DPhil), Abraham did post-doctoral work at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge and the Royal Greenwich Observatory.[1]

Abraham's career has been notable for his contributions via non-parametric statistics to galaxy morphological classification, especially at high-redshift and early work on the Hubble Deep Field.[2] He was one of the leaders of the "Gemini Deep Deep Survey"[3] which led to several notable results on early galaxies including the evolution of elliptical galaxies and why a lot of them appear so remarkably old.[4] In 2011 Abraham won the P.G. Martin award of the Canadian Astronomical Society.[5]

Abraham currently serves the astronomical community by participating on the James Webb Space Telescope Advisory Committee[6] and is Honorary President of the Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.[7]

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