Department Chair: 1991-1997
Education: Ph.D., Harvard University, 1975
Phone: (773) 702-0560
Location: ERC 509
Affiliations: Senior Fellow, Computation Institute; Founding Co-Director, Energy Policy Institute; Faculty, Harris School of Public Policy
Theoretical physics, fluid and plasma dynamics; solar physics; high-energy astrophysics Professor Rosner was Chief Scientist and then Director of the Argonne National Laboratory. He is currently the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor, Departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and the College; and a Senior Fellow in the Computation Institute (CI)
Publications: ADS | arXiv | inSPIRE
Professor Rosner is the past Chief Scientist and Director of the Argonne National Laboratory.
His research work is largely in the areas of theoretical physics and astrophysics, more specifically theoretical and computational fluid and plasma dynamics and plasma astrophysics. He has been especially active in the areas of solar and stellar physics and high-energy astrophysics, as well as in the use of laboratory experiments in verification and validation of simulation codes and in uncertainty quantification of computational modeling. His recent activities have expanded to include code development for more applied areas, including advanced nuclear reactor design, as well as examination of policy implications of various energy production strategies.
Past scientific projects: Center for Magnetic Self Organization in Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (CMSO)
Past Graduate Students: Elizabeth P. Hicks (2011, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Dimitris Giannakis (2009, Physics); Alvaro Caceres-Calleja (2006, Physics); Alexandros Alexakis (2004, Physics); Jonathan Dursi (2004, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Andrea Mignone (2004, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Joseph A. Biello (2001, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Yuan-Nan Young (2000, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Robert Harmon (1999, Physics); Dawn Lenz (1998, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Eun-Jin Kim (1996, Physics); Scott D. Horner (1994, Astronomy and Astrophysics); Louis Tao (1994, Physics); Joseph Werne (1993, Physics)
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