Latest Robert Rosner Stories

Small Reactors Could Figure Into US Energy Future
2011-12-15 04:24:14

A newly released study from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) concludes that small modular reactors may hold the key to the future of U.S. nuclear power generation. "Clearly, a robust commercial SMR industry is highly advantageous to many sectors in the United States," concluded the study, led by Robert Rosner, institute director and the William Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics. "It would be a huge stimulus for...

2009-03-11 12:32:43

University of Chicago physicist Eric Isaacs has been selected to become the next director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Isaacs, now senior administrator at the Illinois laboratory, will assume his new duties May 1, succeeding Robert Rosner, who plans to step down at the end of his current term. Rosner said he will return to his duties as a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the university. Isaacs, whose selection was made following a national search,...

Word of the Day
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.