Jacob (Coby) Abrahams
I am an undergraduate at Caltech studying Physics and Geophysics, with a minor in English. I will begin pursuing a PhD at UC Santa Cruz in the fall in the EPS Department.
My research interests are in planetary physics. I am interested in planetary interiors and orbital evolution, and like to work with a combination of analytical methods and numerical models. In the past I have worked on questions involving Mercury's core with Professor Dave Stevenson at Caltech and on thermal evolution of asteroids with Professor Ben Weiss at MIT. I plan to work primarily with Professor Francis Nimmo on solid bodies in the solar system for my PhD, but I am also interested in seeing what exoplanets can tell us about planetary formation.
- abrahams (at) ucsc (dot) edu
I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses at Caltech:
Presentations and Publications
- Wang, C. X.; Hilburn, I. A.; Wu, D.; Mizuhara, Y.; Cousté, C. P.; Abrahams, J. N. H.; Bernstein, S. E.; Matani, A.; Shimojo, S. & Kirschvink, J. L. A Human Geomagnetic Direction Sense Detected from Desynchronization of Alpha Waves in the Brain. (In Review, Nature)
- Bryson, J. F. J.; Weiss, B. P.; Getzin, B.; Abrahams, J. N. H.; Nimmo, Francis & Scholl, Andreas. Paleomagnetic Evidence for a Partially Differentiated H Chondrite Parent Planetesimal. (in prep)
- Abrahams, J. N. H. et al. (2016). Thermal Evolution of a Partially Differentiated H Chondrite Parent Body. in AGU Fall Meeting, #P51A-2124.
- Bryson, J. F. J. et al. (2016). Paleomagnetic Evidence for a Partially Differentiated H Chondrite Parent Planetesimal. in AGU Fall Meeting, #P53D-02.
- Abrahams, J. N. H. et al. (2016). Inner Core Translation, True Polar Wander, and Mercury's North-South Asymmetric Magnetic Field. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVII, #2502.
- Mitchell, R. N. et al. (2015). Milankovitch Wobble? in AGU Fall Meeting, #GP23B-1313.