Robert Rosner

Director and Distinguished Service Professor

APS Past President

University of Chicago

    Robert Rosner

    Robert Rosner earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard College Observatory, an astronomy professor at Harvard University, an astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and chief scientist and associate laboratory director at Argonne National Laboratory. After many years of teaching and researching at the University of Chicago, he currently serves there as director of the Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes and as the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor.

    Rosner has made significant contributions to the scientific community as a member and chair of scientific organizations and professional societies in the US and Europe. He recently served as chair of the APS Panel on Public Affairs and as a member of the APS Physics Policy Committee. He is a founding chair of the Department of Energy National Laboratory Directors' Council and a chair of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

    For his service and distinguished achievements, Rosner has been recognized with many honors, including fellowship in the American Physical Society and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is a Foreign Member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the 2000 recipient of the Gordon Bell Prize and the 2004 Rothschild Visiting Professor at the Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge, among other honors.

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