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Robert Rosner

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Dates

June 26, 1947 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Rosner, Robert

Biography

Abstract

Robert Rosner is William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor at University of Chicago (1998-present). Other institutional affiliations include Argonne National Laboratory and Harvard University. His research interests include theoretical and computational physics, fluid and plasma dynamics, solar physics, high-energy astrophysics, energy technologies and energy policy.

Important Dates

June 26, 1947Birth, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany).

1969Obtained BA in Physics, Brandeis University, Waltham (Mass.).

1976Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1977 – 1987Instructor in Astronomy (1977-1978); Assistant Professor of Astronomy (1978-1983); Associate Professor of Astronomy (1983-1986); and Lecturer in Astronomy (1986-1987), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1983Visiting Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley.

1983 – 1984Member, Subcommittee on Space and Astrophysical Plasmas, National Research Council.

1986 – 1990Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

1986 – 1991Member, Committee on Solar and Space Physics, Space Studies Board (1986-1990) and Member, Committee on Plasma Science (1989-1991), National Academy of Sciences.

1987 – 1989Chair, Committee on Solar Physics, National Research Council.

1987 – presentProfessor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Enrico Fermi Institute (1987-1998); Chair, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (1991-1997); Member, College Council (1997-1999); Director, Center for Astrophysical and Thermonuclear Flashes (1997-2002); William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor (1998-present); Senior Fellow, Computations Institute (1999-present); and Member, Science Council (2003-present), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1988Fellow, American Physical Society.

1990 – 1998Member, Board of Trustees, Adler Planetarium.

1996 – 1998Member, Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Academy of Sciences.

1999 – 2000Member, Committee on Plasma Science, National Research Council.

1999 – presentCo-Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, National Center for Atmospheric Research and High Altitude Observatory.

2001Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2001 – 2002Member, Committee on High Energy Density Physics, and Member, Space Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences.

2002 – 2009Chief Scientist (2002-2005) and Director (2005-2009), Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago (Ill.).

2003 – presentMember, External Advisory Committee, National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

2004Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

2006 – 2009President, UChicago Argonne LLC.

2009 – 2010Visiting Professor, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

Waltham (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Energy policy.

Fluid dynamics.

Plasma (Ionized gases).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Layzer, David

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "Some Aspects of Magnetic Field Dynamics in Astrophysical Plasmas."

Colleagues

Abrikosov, A. A. (Alekseĭ Alekseevich)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Bollinger, Lowell M. (Lowell Moyer)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Campuzano, Juan Carlos

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Crabtree, G. W.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Dalgarno, A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Geller, Margaret J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Giacconi, Riccardo

Both employed at Harvard University.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Pieper, Steven C.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schiffer, John P.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schramm, David N.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Winstein, Bruce

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Wiringa, Robert Bruce

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Chief Scientist and Director.

Enrico Fermi Institute

Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Harvard University. Department of Astronomy

Instructor in Astronomy; Assistant Professor of Astronomy; Associate Professor of Astronomy; and Lecturer in Astronomy.

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Astrophysicist.

University of Chicago. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Department Chair and William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Adler Planetarium and Astronomical Museum

Member, Board of Trustees.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow.

Brandeis University. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1969).

Clare Hall

Visiting Fellow.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1976).

High Altitude Observatory (National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.))

Co-Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Member, External Advisory Committee, National Ignition Facility.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, Committee on High Energy Density Physics; Member, Space Studies Board; Member, Committee on Solar and Space Physics; Member, Committee on Plasma Science; and Member, Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Subcommittee on Space and Astrophysical Plasmas; Chair, Committee on Solar Physics; and Member, Committee on Plasma Sciences.

Stanford University. Center for International Security and Arms Control

Visiting Professor.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Astronomy

Visiting Professor.

University of Chicago

Member, College Council; Member, Science Council; and Director, Center for Astrophysical and Thermonuclear Flashes.

University of Chicago. Computation Center

Senior Fellow.

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