David Hall Roberts


Born:        February 4, 1947; Washington, D.C.
 	
Address:     Department of Physics, MS-057          
             Brandeis University            
             Waltham, MA 02454-9110
             USA
  
             Phone: (781) 736-2846
             Fax:   (781) 736-2915
             E-Mail: roberts@brandeis.edu
                     
Education:   Ph.D. Stanford University (1973, physics)
             A.B.  Amherst College     (1969, physics, magna cum laude)
		
Professional
Record:      1992-       William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Astrophysics
                          Brandeis University
             1989-1992   Professor of Astrophysics
                          Brandeis University
             1987-1988   Visiting Associate in Radio Astronomy
                          California Institute of Technology
             1987-1988   Consultant, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
                          California Institute of Technology
             1984-1989   Associate Professor of Astrophysics
                          Brandeis University
             1980-1984   Visiting Scientist, Center for Space Research
                          Massachusetts Institute of Technology
             1980-1984   Assistant Professor of Astrophysics
                          Brandeis University 
             1979-1980   Research Scientist, Research Laboratory of Electronics
                          Massachusetts Institute of Technology
             1978-1979   Research Staff, Research Laboratory of Electronics
                          Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
             1975-1978   Postgraduate Research Physicist and Lecturer
                          University of California at San Diego
             1973-1975   Research Associate in Astrophysics
                          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
	
Honors and
Awards:       NASA Group Achievement Award for TDRSS Orbiting VLBI (1988)	
              William Warren Stiffler Prize in Physics, Amherst College (1969)
	
Honorary
Societies:    Phi Beta Kappa
              Sigma Xi
	
Professional
Societies:    American Astronomical Society
              International Astronomical Union
              International Union of Radio Science (URSI)
	
Professional
Activities:   NASA Project Science Group for Orbiting VLBI (1991-97)
              NASA Infrared/Submillimeter/Radio Management  
                and Operations Working Group (1990-94)
              NRAO Data Analysis Software Review Committee (1989-90)
              NASA Orbiting VLBI Science Consulting Group (1988-90)
              At-Large Member, US VLBI Consortium (1987-89)
              NRAO Users Committee (1983-86)
              US QUASAT Science Team (1983-87)
              NASA Technical Working Group for Shuttle VLBI (1981-83)
	
Research
Interests:    Extragalactic Radio Astronomy: Physics of active galactic nuclei. 
              Development of polarization-sensitive VLBI. Development of space VLBI.