Benn Tannenbaum is a government relations manager and head of the Washington Program Office for Sandia National Laboratories. He is also a nonresident scholar at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and holds adjunct faculty positions at both George Washington University and Georgetown University. He has testified before the House Homeland Security Committee on radiation portal monitors and has authored or coauthored over 160 scientific or policy-related publications. Tannenbaum has served on the American Physical Society's Panel on Public Affairs and is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of APS's Forum on Physics and Society.
Dr. Tannenbaum has been the Program Director at the Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy; a Senior Research Analyst for the Federation of American Scientists; and the 2002-2003 American Physical Society Congressional Science Fellow. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, he was involved in the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Collider Detector Facility at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory outside Chicago, Illinois. He received his Ph.D. in particle physics from the University of New Mexico in 1997.