Robert Jedicke

Robert is a Canadian astronomy researcher working at the Institute for Astronomy of the University of Hawaii. Jedicke's expertise is analysing observations and theoretical dynamics of the population of asteroids in the solar system, particularly mini-moons near Earth's orbit. Recently, his search for mini-moons took him to the control room of the Subaru telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, where he had an observing run with an 8-metre telescope.

He graduated from Western University, where his contributions included four seasons on the Mustang football team's offensive line. His studies continued at the University of Toronto and at Fermilab near Chicago, and he completed his Ph.D. in particle Physics with an investigation into charmed quarks. Then he was an observer and researcher at the Spacewatch Project in Arizona as well as software developer for a high-tech firm until 2002. Since moving to Hawaii, he has contributed to the Nice Model, which describes the statistical characteristics of the small bodies of the solar system, and has his name on dozens of scientific papers. Much in demand as a "celebrity scientist", he has been a life member of RASC Niagara Centre since 1978.

from the 2016 GA website

Jedicke, Robert