Robert Roser - PhD, Head, Scientific Computing Division, Fermilab
Robert (Rob) Roser is an experimental particle physicist and is currently a senior member of the scientific staff at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Americas premier particle physics laboratory located just west of Chicago Illinois.
Rob is currently head of the Scientific Computing Division where he is responsible for ensuring that the scientific programs at the lab have the computing hardware, software, data acquisition and electronics support that they need to be successful.
is responsible for the operations as well as the computing strategy that will meet the needs of both the current and future ambitious experimental endeavors.
(Fermilab's data center currently has a 4.5MW capacity with the ability to currently house in excess of 400 petabytes of data).
Prior to this, Rob
led the premier colliding beam experiment at Fermilab's
Tevatron Accelerator for much of the last decade.
This collaboration of >700 scientists from 60 academic institutions scattered across 15 countries is best known for the discovery of the Top Quark, and, along with its sister experiment D-Zero, found first evidence of the long sought after Higgs Boson.
Dr. Roser received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut and his PhD from the University of Rochester.
He was a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign before joining the laboratory as a Wilson Fellow.
He is a member of numerous scientific advisory panels, is a fellow of the American Physical Society and is the author of over 600-refereed publications.
currently resides in Elburn Illinois with his
wife and two spoiled Brittany pup's.