• Department Chair, Physics And Astronomy
  • Professor, Physics And Astronomy

Research Summary

I explore the Universe in fundamentally new ways using high-energy neutrinos detected with the IceCube Neutrino Telescope. I am in particular interested in searching for signatures of new physics associated with the high-energy neutrinos we detect. I search for new phenomena with the JSNS2 neutrino oscillation experiment and look for dark matter direct signatures with the COSINE experiment and prepare for using the Hyper-Kamiokande neutrino detector to better understand the Earth's interior.


  • Ph.D. , Physics, Purdue University. Project: Search for Scalar Bottom Quarks from Gluino Decays at CDF


He studied physics as an undergraduate at the Universität Hannover and went on to receive a Ph.D. from Purdue University for work on the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF)Rott has been a member of the IceCube Neutrino Telescope since the start of the construction of the detector in 2005.  As a postdoctoral researcher at Penn State University he performed detector calibration and verification efforts for IceCube, for this task he travelled multiple times to the Amundsen Scott South Pole Station. Later moved to The Ohio State University as a senior fellow of the Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). In 2013 he became an assistant professor at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea and was subsequently promoted to tenured associate Professor. In 2021 Rott became a professor at the University of Utah and has been appointed to the Jack W. Keuffel Memorial Chair. Rott will hold the chair through December 2025.