Jonathan L. Rosner

Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College

Jonathan L. Rosner
MCP 353


Rosner was born in New York City in 1941, grew up in Yonkers, NY where heattended Roosevelt High School, and graduated from Swarthmore College in1962. His wife Joy, whom he married in 1965, is a handweaver. They havetwo children: Hannah (b. 1969) and Benjamin (b. 1979). Before coming to theUniversity of Chicago in 1982 Rosner was a Research Assistant Professor at theUniversity of Washington (1965-1967), a Visiting Lecturer at Tel AvivUniversity (1967-1969), and a member of the faculty at the University ofMinnesota (1969-1982). His honors include an Alfred P. Sloan FoundationFellowhip, Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Graduate TeachingAward from the University of Chicago (based in part on his encouragement ofexperimental final projects in theoretical courses), and a DistinguishedVisiting Lectureship at the Technion. He has held an amateur radio licensesince 1953. Further information may be found on his web page,


Jonathan L. Rosner's theoretical work has concentrated on precision testsof electroweak theory and the physics of charm and bottom quarks. He has alsoworked onseveral experiments, including the search for the radio signal ofextensive cosmic ray air showers, electron-positron collisions,and proton-antiproton collisions.

A Guggenheim Fellowship permitted Rosner to join the CLEO Collaboration atCornell, spending a sabbatical year there studying electron-positroncollisions. He continued as a CLEO member for several years, contributing toover 150 publications of the collaboration and initiating several analyseswhich resulted in published articles. In 2011 hejoined the CDF Collaborationat Fermilab, participating in the group which oversees final versions ofpublications.In the past few years Rosner has collaborated extensively with Michael Gronau (Technion)and Marek Karliner (Tel Aviv University) on topics involving bottom quark decays andspectroscopy of particles containing one or more heavy (charm or bottom) quarks.

Close attention is paid to results from the lHCb experiment at CERN and their implications for the strong interactions.

Selected Publications