Bachelor, Brandeis U., 1969; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1975.
Assistant professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978-1983; associate professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983-1986; astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, 1986-1987; professor, University of Chicago, since 1987; William E. Wrather professor, University of Chicago, since 1998. Trustee Adler Planetarium, Chicago, since 1989, department chairman astronomy and astrophysics, 1991-1997.
[Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters]
Rosner is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, and also sits on the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Married Marsha Ellen Rich, November 8, 1950. Children: Daniela Karin, Nicole Elise.