Eli I. Rosenberg


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Iowa State University

12 Physics Hall

 Ames, Iowa 50011-3160

  email:  redmount@iastate.edu





Eli I. Rosenberg is a Professor of Physics and former Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  In 2008 he received an award for “Outstanding Achievement in Departmental Leadership” from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. He recently returned from a 4-year Interagency Personnel Assignment with the Office of High Energy Physics, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Rosenberg served on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Budget Advisory Group and was an elected member of the Chair's Cabinet, a representative body of department chairs across the university.  He has served on the Provost's Institutes and Centers Task Force.  He served on the Resource Management   Model Business and Finance Advisory Committee.  Prior to serving as a department chair he had served on the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Representative Assembly and on the Executive Committee of the Representative Assembly. He has served as Chair of the College of Liberals Arts and Sciences Honors Program and as the President of the Iowa State University Phi Beta Kappa Chapter.  In 2008, he served on the external review committee for the Department of Physics at Colorado State University.


Dr. Rosenberg is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and was both an Enrico Fermi Postdoctoral Fellow and a U.S. Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator.  His research area is experimental high-energy physics.  He has collaborated on major experiments at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab, Batavia Illinois), the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN, Geneva Switzerland) and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC, Menlo Park California).  He is the author/co-author of over 650 refereed scientific journal articles.  He is a past chair of the SLAC User's Organization which represents over 1300 U.S and international scientists. He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Energy in reviewing the high-energy physics programs at Argonne National Laboratory, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  He has served on the National Science Foundation’s Elementary Particle Physics Review Panel.


For over 20 years, Dr. Rosenberg was the principle investigator on the U.S Department of Energy grant which funds all research in high-energy physics at Iowa State University including accelerator based experimental work, theoretical work and particle astrophysics. This grant was funded at over $1.1 million per year. To avoid possible conflicts of interest, Dr. Rosenberg stepped down as PI of this grant on assuming his current assignment with the Department of Energy.  Dr. Rosenberg's research at Iowa State was funded continuously by the U.S. Department of Energy since 1979.  He most recently worked on the BaBar experiment at SLAC's PEP-II Asymmetric B-factory and preparations for the ATLAS experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).   He has supervised the thesis work of six Ph.D. recipients and four Master's degree recipients.  He has directed the activities of six postdoctoral fellows.  He has taught courses on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is scheduled to teach Physics 221, the introductory calculus based course, in Spring 2013.



Research Program:

Experimental High-Energy Physics

Publications and Talks

List of Publications  (Winter 2008/2009)

List of Highly Cited Papers

List of Invited Talks

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