Brant Robertson is a Professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research interests include theoretical topics related to galaxy formation, dark matter, hydrodynamics, machine learning, and numerical simulation methodologies. Please have a look at his curriculum vita and the publication list from his group.
Brant was previously the John and Maureen Hendricks Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ in 2019, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona from 2011-2015. He held a Hubble Fellowship in the Astronomy Department at the California Institute of Technology from 2009-2011, and a Spitzer and Institute Fellowship at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago from 2006-2009. Brant earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University in 2006, and received his B.S. in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2001.
Brant was also a member of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012 project, the Hubble Space Telescope program to take the deepest ever image of the sky in the near infrared. The official UDF12 website can be found at udf12.arizona.edu.
During 2014-2018, Brant also served as co-Chair of the LSST Galaxies Science Collaboration, a scientific organization charged with using the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope data to understand the formation and evolution of galaxies. The official LSST website can be found at www.lsst.org.
As soon as the first images captured by the James Webb telescope were published in July 2022, we started to produce a report where the sky describers entered the scene. Astronomers, astrophysicists, instrument specialists, data analysts, all have exposed their contribution to the exploration of the sky, their fascination in front of the immensity of the cosmos and the questions that remain unanswered. This video is part of a series made in Hawaii and on the West Coast of the United States.