Distinguished professor of arts and technology and professor of physics, Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair, Professor of Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, Executive editor of the Leonardo publications, MIT Press, Founder, ArtSciLab (artscilab.utdallas.edu)
Roger is a physicist, astronomer and executive editor of the Leonardo publications at MIT Press. He focuses on connections among the natural sciences and arts, design and humanities. He is a former director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence (OAMP) in Marseille, and member of its observational cosmology group, which performs investigations on the nature of dark matter and dark energy. He is also a member of the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Study (Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, IMERA), an institute he helped to organize. IMERA seeks to contribute to trans-disciplinarity between the sciences and the arts and places emphasis on the human dimensions of the sciences. He was the principal investigator for the NASA Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer satellite at the University of California, Berkeley - the first orbiting observatory to map the sky in the extreme ultraviolet band.