Rob Roser named APS Fellow
Fermilab scientist Rob Roser was recently elected as an American Physical Society Fellow in the Division of Particles & Fields, an honor bestowed on about one-half of 1 percent of the APS total membership.
Roser was chosen for this honor for his leadership at many levels in the CDF collaboration and for contributions to the characterization of the top quark.
"Rob is one of the most capable and accomplished physicists I have ever worked with," said Fermilab physicist Bob Kephardt. "He has been a major force at CDF since the day he joined. He has excellent mechanical, computing, physics analysis, management and people skills. The recognition as an APS fellow is well deserved."
Roser began working at Fermilab in 1997 as a Wilson Fellow conducting physics analysis for the top quark group. He was head of CDF's day-to-day operations before he was named as the experiment's co-spokesperson in 2005. Roser was re-elected in 2006 and 2008, and will serve as co-spokesperson until 2011.
Roger Dixon, head of the Accelerator Division, said he's always respected Roser as a strong leader.
"One of Rob's strengths is motivating people," Dixon said. "He certainly deserves much of the credit for the success of CDF and the entire collider program. He has been key in keeping CDF and AD working as a team."
Roser was nominated for the honor by Mike Lindgren, acting deputy head of the Particle Physics Division and current CDF collaborator and department head.
"Rob played a major role in CDF during the search for the discovery of the top quark in the '90s." His effort to insure the upgraded detector fit together and worked was critical, and he was tireless in commissioning and operating the experiment in Run II - all while never losing focus on the physics," Lindgren said. "He works tirelessly, always looks for good solutions, gives credit to people selflessly and maintains a positive attitude in all those around him. We are fortunate to have people like him working for Fermilab."
-- Rhianna Wisniewski