Roberto Abraham

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Roberto Abraham in Baltimore, June 2003 for a meeting of the Gemini Deep Deep Survey team.

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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  1. ^ Abraham's departmental biography page
  2. ^ Galaxy morphology to I=25 mag in the Hubble Deep Field, 1996, MNRAS, 279 L47
  3. ^ Gemini Observatory - the Gemini Deep Deep Survey
  4. ^ Casey Kazan; The early universe puzzle, The Daily Galaxy (June 15th 2011).
  5. ^ Abraham wins P.G. Martin Award - University of Toronto
  6. ^ JSTAC members
  7. ^ Toronto Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada