Samuel H. Aronson
Dr. Aronson earned an A.B. in physics from Columbia University in 1964, and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University in 1968. From 1968 to 1972, he worked at the University of Chicago's Enrico Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies as a research associate. He then moved to the University of Wisconsin, where he was a faculty member until 1977. His research career is focused on elementary particle physics and nuclear physics.
Dr. Aronson joined Brookhaven Lab's Accelerator Department in 1978. He moved to the Physics Department in 1982, and appointed deputy chair of the department in 1988. In 1991, Aronson relinquished this position and, as a senior physicist, served as the director of the PHENIX detector project during the construction of RHIC, a challenge he successfully completed before he became chair of Physics in 2001. He became Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear and Particle Physics in 2005 and Laboratory Director and President of Brookhaven Science Associates in 2006.