Thomas F. Rosenbaum is the ninth president of the California Institute of Technology and Professor of Physics. He is an expert on the quantum mechanical nature of materials, conducting research at Bell Laboratories, IBM Watson Research Center and the University of Chicago, where he served as Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory and then provost, before moving to Caltech in 2014. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics with honors from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. He serves on the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory, the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, as General Member of the Aspen Center for Physics and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Los Angeles Program Committee.
Rosenbaum serves as Executive Committee, Vice Chair on the Board of Trustees of Society for Science, and is an alumnus of the 1973 Science Talent Search.
He joined the Society’s Board of Trustees in 2019.