Roberto Abraham in Baltimore, June 2003 for a meeting of the Gemini Deep Deep Survey team.
|Born||Martin John Rees
12 April 1965
|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|
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.
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. He was one of the leaders of the "Gemini Deep Deep Survey" 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. In 2011 Abraham won the P.G. Martin award of the Canadian Astronomical Society.
Abraham currently serves the astronomical community by participating on the James Webb Space Telescope Advisory Committee and is Honorary President of the Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
- Abraham's departmental biography page
- Galaxy morphology to I=25 mag in the Hubble Deep Field, 1996, MNRAS, 279 L47
- Gemini Observatory - the Gemini Deep Deep Survey
- Casey Kazan; The early universe puzzle, The Daily Galaxy (June 15th 2011).
- Abraham wins P.G. Martin Award - University of Toronto
- JSTAC members
- Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada