Prof. Robert Rosner, an eminent theoretical physicist at the University of Chicago, has been elected to the presidency of the American Physical Society. He will assume the position in 2023, when he will become the eighth UChicago scientist to do so.

Founded in 1899, the American Physical Society is an association of physicists which works to “advance the knowledge of physics.” With more than 54,000 members, the APS is active in public and governmental affairs, publishes multiple science journals, and conducts extensive programs in education, public outreach and media relations.

Within the past few years, he has been increasingly involved in energy technologies, and in the public policy issues that relate to the development and deployment of various energy production and consumption technologies—especially nuclear energy, the electrification of transport, and energy use in urban environments. Rosner was the founding director of the Energy Policy Institute at UChicago, and is the co-primary investigator for the Daniel K. Inouye Telescope, which took the most detailed images of the sun’s surface last year.

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