Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. in Theoretical
Physics from the University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) in
1988. He spent one year as a post-doctoral researcher at the Insitut
des Sciences Nucléaires in Grenoble, France, followed by a year and
a half in the Physics Department at Harvard University. He joined
the faculty at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in
1991. While there, he was also a member of the Theory Group at the
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. In 1994, Dr. Roberts
received a National Young Investigator award from the NSF.
Dr. Roberts joined the faculty at FSU as a full professor in
the Physics Department. He has also been a Program Officer in the
Physics Division at the NSF, and a Program Manager in the Office of
Nuclear Physics at the Department of Energy.
research focuses on the properties of hadrons. He has used quark
models, the heavy quark effective theory, phenomenological
lagrangians and a variety of numerical methods to delve into the
structure and properties of these sub-atomic particles.