Faculty

Eric R. Cosman Sr, PhD

ERIC COSMAN
Professor of Physics, Emeritus

In Memoriam: May 9, 1942 - July 17, 2017

Obituaries:

  • Obituary [Brown & Hickey Funeral Home & Cremation, 7.2017]

Area of Physics

Relativistic Heavy Ion Physics

MIT Career Timeline

  • 1963 - Bachelor's degree - Mathematics, MIT
  • 1966 - Doctoral degree - Physics, MIT
  • 1966 - Assistant and Associate Professor of Physics, MIT
  • 1977 - Full Professor of Physics, MIT
  • 1991 - Emeritus

Research Interests

Cosman's early research career focused on nuclear physics including nuclear reactions, isobaric analog and shape-isomeric nuclear states.  Later his research transitioned to biomedical physics.

Biographical Sketch

Eric Cosman, Sr, is a Professor of Physics, Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Cosman received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (1963) and a doctoral degree in Physics (1966), both from MIT.  His early research career focused on nuclear physics including nuclear reactions, isobaric analog and shape-isomeric nuclear states.  Later his research transitioned to biomedical physics. Dr. Cosman supervised the Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. theses of numerous students at MIT during his active years as Professor from 1966 until 1991.  From 1969 until 1991 he was also Scientific Director of Radionics, Inc. In 1991 he became Professor Emeritus, and in the same year succeeded his father, Bernard Cosman, as President and CEO of Radionics. In the year 2000 he sold Radionics to Tyco, Inc. Throughout these years, Dr. Cosman was the world’s leading authority on radiofrequency generation in medicine, intracranial pressure sensors and models, stereotactic methods, and radiosurgery. He invented and developed numerous techniques and instruments in these fields, including dozens of models of RF generators and electrodes for neurosurgery, pain therapy, and tumor ablation, the Cosman-Roberts-Wells (CRW) which is the world’s leading stereotactic frame in neurosurgery, and pioneering mechanical and software applications in stereotactic radiosurgery and image guided navigation. In 2004, he founded Cosman Medical to advance radiofrequency technology in pain management and neurosurgery. Professor Cosman is the author of over 100 scientific publications in Nuclear Physics and Biomedical Physics, and the author of over 150 U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications.

Biography taken from Cosman Medical website [https://www.cosmanmedical.com/about-us/bios/eric-r-cosman-sr-phd/]

Publications

  • Cosman ER Sr, Cosman ER Jr. Radiofrequency Lesions. In: P. Prithvi Raj and Serdar Erdine, eds. Pain-Relieving Procedures: The Illustrated Guide. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 2012.
  • Cosman ER Jr, Gauci CA, Cosman ER Sr. The Physics of Radiofrequency and Pulsed Radiofrequency. In: Charles Gauci, ed. Manual of RF Techniques (3rd Edition). Ridderkerk, Netherlands: CoMedical BV. 2011.
  • Cosman ER Sr, Cosman ER Jr. The Physics of Pulsed Radiofrequency. In: Charles Gauci, ed. Manual of RF Techniques (3rd Edition). Ridderkerk, Netherlands: CoMedical BV. 2011.
  • Cosman ER Sr, Cosman ER Jr. Radiofrequency Lesions. In: Andres M. Lozano, Philip L. Gildenberg, and Ronald R. Tasker, eds. Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (2nd Edition). 2009.
  • Cosman ER Sr, Cosman ER Jr, Bove G. Blockage of Axonal Transmission by Pulsed Radiofrequency Fields. In: Proceedings of the Society of Neuroscience Conference; 2009 Oct 17-21; Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Erdine S, Bilir A, Cosman ER, Cosman ER. Ultrastructural Changes in Axons Following Exposure to Pulsed Radiofrequency Fields. Pain Practice 2009; 9(6): 407 – 417. [Pain Practice] [PubMed]
  • Becker U, Coppi B, Cosman E, Demo P, Kerman A, Milner R. A Prospective on the Future Energy Supply of The United States: The Urgent Need for Increased Nuclear Power. MIT Faculty Newsletter, Vol. XXI No.2, 2008.
  • Cosman ER Sr, Cosman ER Jr. The Physics of Pulsed Radiofrequency. In: Charles Gauci, ed. Manual of RF Techniques (2nd Edition). 2008.
  • Cosman ER Sr. A Comment on the History of the Pulsed Radiofrequency Technique for Pain Therapy Anesthesiology: 2005; 103(6): 1312.
  • Cosman ER Jr, Cosman ER Sr. Electric and thermal field effects in tissue around radiofrequency electrodes. Pain Medicine 2005; 6(6): 405-424. [Pain Medicine] [PubMed]
  • Higuchi Y, Nashold BS, Sluijter M, Cosman ER Sr, Pearlstein RD. Exposure of the Dorsal Root Ganglion in Rats to Pulsed Radiofrequency Currents Activates Dorsal Horn Lamina I and II Neurons. J Neurosurgery 2002; 50(4): 850-856.
  • Sluijter ME, Cosman ER, Rittman WJ, Van Kleef M. The effects of pulsed radiofrequency fields applied to the dorsal root ganglion – a preliminary report. The Pain Clinic 1998; 11(2):109-118.
  • S M Lobo, Z-J Liu, N C Yu, S Humphries, M Ahmed, E R Cosman, R E Lenkinski, W Goldberg, S N Goldberg. RF tumour ablation: computer simulation and mathematical modelling of the effects of electrical and thermal conductivity. International journal of hyperthermia. 06/2005; 21(3):199-213.
  • S. Nahum Goldberg, Luigi Solbiati, Peter F. Hahn, Eric R. Cosman, Jennifer E. Conrad, Robert Fogle, G. Scott Gazelle. Large-Volume Tissue Ablation with Radio Frequency Using a Clustered, Internally Cooled Electrode Technique: Laboratory and Clinical Experience in Liver Metastases., Vascular and Interventional Radiology 1998; Vol. 209, No. 1.
  • E. R. Cosman. Image-Guided Neurosurgery: The Operating Arm System. from Gildenberg and Tasker (eds. ),Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery., New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
  • Chen DY, Ramirez G, Bradley, Al-Ali F, Williams ML, Costales, JB, Cosman ER. MRI Localization in Stereotactic Radiosurgery. 1996: Proceedings of the ISMRM, April27-May 3 (New York) 605.
  • E. R. Cosman. Radiofrequency Lesions., from Gildenberg and Tasker (eds.), Textbook of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery., New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
  • E. R. Cosman and B. J. Cosman. Radiofrequency Lesion Making in the Nervous System., from Wilkins and Rengachary (eds.) Neurosurgery, Second Edition, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
  • Y. Kanpolat, E. R. Cosman. Special Radiofrequency Electrode System for Computed Tomography-guided Pain-relieving Procedures. Neurosurgery 1996, 38:600-603, March.
  • H. M. Kooy, Eric R. Cosman, R. B. Harlan, R. J. Ledoux, M. R. Bellerive, F. L. Hacker, J. H. Killoran, E. G. Mannarino, N. J. Tarbell, E. Alexander, III, D. C. Shrieve, J. S. Loeffler. A Dynamic Collimator System for Conformal Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)., Radiosurgery1996; Vol. 1, 276-287.
  • Philip L. Gildenberg, Robert Ledoux, Eric Cosman, Jeffrey Labuz The Exoscope – A Frame-Based Video/Graphics System for Intraoperative Guidance of Surgical Resection. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 1994;63:23-25.
  • E. R. Cosman, Development and Technical Features of the Cosman-Roberts-Wells (CRW) Stereotactic System, from M. F. Pell and D.G.T. Thomas (eds.) Handbook of Stereotaxy Using the CRW Apparatus. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 1994.
  • E. R. Cosman, W. J. Rittman, from Huang SKS. (Physical Aspects of Radiofrequency Energy Applications. ed.) Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications. Armonk, NY: Futura Publishing Company Inc., 1994.
  • Eric R. Cosman, Jan A. Everaert, Robert J. Ledoux, Robert A. Daniels, and MichaelA. Cundari An Operating Arm System for Frameless Neurosurgical Procedures., from A.Mazzoni and M. Sanna (eds.), Skull Base Surgery – Update I, Proceedings of the First Congress of the European Skull Base Society, Amsterdam: Kugler Publications, 1993.
  • Blaine S. Nashold, Amr El-Naggar, M. Mawaffah Abdulhak, Janice Ovelmen-Levitt, Eric R. Cosman. Trigeminal Nucleus Caudalis Dorsal Root Entry Zone: A New Surgical Approach. Proceedings of the Meeting of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Pittsburgh, PA., June 16-19,1991. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 1992; 59: 45-51.
  • P L Gildenberg, R Ledoux, E. Cosman, J Labuz, The exoscope–a frame-based video/graphics system for intraoperative guidance of surgical resection. Stereotact. Funct Neurosurg. 1994; ;63 (1-4):23.
  • Impedance Measurements of the Spinal Cord of Man and Animals. J. S. F. Vieira, C. Shieff, B. S. Nashold, Jr., D. E, Bullard, E. R. Cosman, Applied Neurophysiology 1988; 51: 154-163,
  • E. R. Cosman, W. J. Rittman, B. S. Nashold, T. T. Makachinas. Radiofrequency Lesion Generation and Its Effect on Tissue Impedance. Applied Neurophysiology 1988, 51:230-242.
  • D Vandermeulen, P Suetens, J Gybels, A Oosterlinck, E R Cosman, T H Wells. Angiographic localizer for the BRW stereotactic system: Applied neurophysiology. 02/1987; 50(1-6):87-91.
  • E. R. Cosman, T. H. Wells, Jr. Combined Use of a New Target-Centered Arc System with the BRW Floor Stand and Phantom Base for a Wider Range of Approaches and Applications in Stereotaxy of the Head and Neck. to be published in Applied Neurophysiology, 1987; Applied neurophysiology. 02/1987; 50(1-6):119-26.
  • M. P. Heilbrun, P. M. Sunderland, P. R. McDonald, T. H. Wells, Jr., E. R. Cosman, E. Ganz. Brown-Roberts-Wells (BRW) Stereotactic Frame Modifications to Accomplish Magnetic Resonant Image (MRI) Guidance in Three Planes: Axial /Coronal1/Sagittal., Appl Neurophysiol. 1987; 50 (1-6): 143-52.
  • T. Wells, E. R. Cosman, R. E. Ball. The Brown-Roberts-Wells (BRW) Arc, Its Concept as a Spatial Navigation System. Applied neurophysiology. 1987; 50(1-6):127-32.
  • G. Onik, E. R. Cosman, T. Wells, H. I. Goldberg, A. Moss, R. Kane, S. Moore, P. Stauffer, P. Costello, W. Hoddick. CT Body Stereotaxic System for Placement of Needle Arrays., Int. J. Radiation Oncology, Biol, Phys. 1987, 13: 121-128, January.
  • G. Onik, E. R. Cosman, T. Wells, Jr., H. I. Goldberg, A. Moss, P. Costello, R. Kane, W. Hoddick. CT Guided Aspirations for the Body: Comparison of Hand Guidance with Stereotaxis., submitted to Journal of Radiology, 1987.
  • P. Costello, G. Onik, E. R. Cosman. CT Stereotaxic Biopsy of Thoracic Lesion., to be published in Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 1987.
  • G. Onik, E. R. Cosman, P. Costello, A. Moss, H. Goldberg. New Localizer for Use with CT Guided Biopsies. Radiology, 1987.
  • G Onik, P Costello, E Cosman, T Wells Jr, H Goldberg, A Moss, R Kane, ME Clouse, W Hoddick, S Moore, and al. et. A new body stereotaxic system used to – American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol 146, 1, 163-168.
  • E. R. Cosman, M. P. Heilbrun, T. H. Wells .A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Localizer for Determining Stereotaxic Targets in Axial, Sagittal, or Coronal Scan Planes., Surgery of the Third Ventricle, Editor: M. Apuzzo, Publisher: William and Wilkins (Baltimore), 1986.
  • P. H. Chapman, R. Griebel, E. R. Cosman, M. A. Arnold. The Effect of Position on Ventricular Pressure in Shunted and Unshunted Individuals. A Telemetric Study., Intracranial Pressure VI, Editors: M. Brock, et al, Springer-Verlag, 1986.
  • E. R. Cosman. Advances in CT and NMR Stereotaxic Systems and Related Methods of Radio Frequency and Radiation Therapy. Advanced Technology in Neurosurgery, edited by F. Pluchino and G. Broggi, Springer-Verlag, 1986.
  • P. H. Chapman, E. R. Cosman, and M. A. Arnold. Telemetric ICP Monitoring after Surgery for Posterior Fossa and Third Ventricular Tumors., Annual Review of Hydrocephalus, pg. 45, Ed.: S. Matsumoto, K. Sato, N. Tamaki, and S. Oi, Neuron Publishing Co. (Tokyo), 1985.
  • C E. Ordonez, R. J. Ledoux, E. R. Cosman. Rotational Band of 12C+12C Gross-Structure Resonances and Its Representation by a Double-Minimum Optical Potential. Phys. Rev. Letters, 1986; B173: 39-42.
  • P. A. Chapman, R. Briebel, E. R. Cosman, M. Arnold. ICP Measurements in Normal and Shunted Hydrocephalus Patients. Concepts in Pediatric Neurosurgery, pp. 115-132, Editor: P. H. Chapman, Publisher: Karger (New York), 1985.
  • E. R. Cosman, C. E. Ordonez, and R. J. Ledoux. The Effect of Shape-Isomeric Resonances on the12C+12C Fusion Cross Section and Its Representation by a Double-Minimum Optical Potential. Proceedings of the International Conference of Nuclear Reactions Below the Coulomb Barrier, Springer Verlag (Heidelberg), 1985.
  • G Onik, E R Cosman, T Wells, A A Moss, H I Goldberg, P Costello. CT body stereotaxic instrument for percutaneous biopsy and other interventive procedures: phantom studies.: Investigative radiology. 09/1985; 20(5):525-30.
  • G. Onik, E. R. Cosman, T. Wells, H. I. Goldberg, A. Moss, P. Costello, R. Kane, and M. Clouse. CT Body Stereotaxic: An Aid for CT Guided Biopsies. to be published in American Journal of Reontgenology 1985.
  • E. R. Cosman, T. Wells, A. A. Moss, H. I. Goldberg, and P. Costello. CT Body Stereotaxic Instrument for Percutaneous Biopsy and Other Interventive Procedures Phantom Studies. G. M. Onik. Investigative Radiology, 1985; 20 No. 4: 525-530.
  • E. R. Cosman and B. J. Cosman. Methods of Making Nervous System Lesions., in Neurosurgery , Vol. 3, pp. 2490-2499, edited by R. H. Wilkins and S. S. Rengachary, McGraw-Hill, 1984.
  • E. R. Cosman, B. S. Nashold, and J. O. Levitt. Theoretical Aspects of Radio Frequency Heat Lesion Making in the Dorsal Root Entry Zone (DREZ)., Neurosurgery 1984; 15: 945-950.
  • H. A. Al-Juwair, R. J. Ledoux, M. Beckerman, J. Wiggin, S. B. Gazes, and E. R. Cosman, R. Zelts, S. Saini, O. Hansen Isotopic Effects in the Fusion of 40Ca with 40,44, 48Ca., Phys. Review C 1984; 1223-1227.
  • R. J. Ledoux, C. E. Ordonez, M. J. Bechara, H. A. Al-Juwair, G. Lavelle, and E. R. Cosman. Selective Alpha Particle Decay of12C+12C Resonances to Excited 20Ne Rotational Bands Observed in the 12C(12C,α)20Ne Reaction., Physical Review C, 1984; 866-877.
  • K. W. Swann and E. R. Cosman. Modification of the Richmond Subarachnoid Screw for Monitoring of Intracranial Pressure: Improvements in Accuracy of Placement and Mechanical Stability. Technical Note, Journal of Neurosurgery 1984; 60: 1102-1103.
  • P. H. Chapman, E. R. Cosman, and M. A. Arnold. Telemetric Intracranial Pressure Monitoring After Surgery for Posterior Fossa and Third Ventricular Tumors., Journal of Neurosurgery, 1984; 60: 649-651.
  • E. R. Cosman, B. S. Nashold, and P. Bedenbaugh. Stereotaxic Radio Frequency Lesion Making., Applied Neurophysiology, 1983;Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 160-166. [PDF]
  • A. J. Lazzarini, S. G. Steadman, R. J. Ledoux, A. Sperduto, G. R. Young, K. Van Bibber, and E. R. Cosman. Structure in the12C+12C and 8Be+160 Fission Width Distribution of 24Mg Observed via the Reaction 12C(16O,α)24Mg*—> X+Y., Phys. Review1983; C27: 1550-1560.
  • M. J. Bechara, A. J. Lazzarini, R. J. Ledoux, and E. R. Cosman. 12C(16O,a)24Mg* Reaction in the Energy Region Ec.m.= 26.6 to 42.9 MeV. Phys. Rev. 1983; C27: 1540-1549.
  • R. J. Ledoux, M. J. Bechara, C E. Ordonez, H. A. Al-Juwair, and E. R. Cosman. 12C+12C Elastic Scattering Excitation Functions and Phase Shift Analysis., Phys. Rev.1983; C27: 1103-1116.
  • W. D. Tobler, J. M. Tew, E. R. Cosman, J. T. Keller, and B. Quallen. Improved Outcome in the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia by Percutaneous Stereotaxic Rhizotomy with a New, Curved Tip Electrode., Neurosurgery 1983; 12: 313-317.
  • A. C. Higgins, B. S. Nashold, E. R Cosman. Stereotaxic Evacuation of Primary Intracerebral Hematomas: New Instrumentation., Applied Neurophysiology 1982; 45: 438-442.
  • E. R. Cosman, R. J. Ledoux, M, J. Bechara, C. E. Ordonez, and H. A. Al-Juwair. The Spins and Spectroscopy of 12C+12C Intermediate Structure Resonances., in Resonances in Heavy Ion Reactions, edited by K. A. Eberhard, p. 112, Springer Verlag (Berlin), 1982.
  • P. H. Chapman, N. T. Zervas, and E. R. Cosman. Experience in Telemetric Pressure Measurements in Shunt Systems., in Concepts in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Vol. 1, pp. 120-128, Karger (New York), 1981.
  • A. B. Levin and E. R. Cosman. A New Technique for Percutaneous Cordotomies Using a Temperature-Monitored Electrode., in Persistent Pain Vol. 3, pp. 259-264, Editors: S. Lipton and J. Miles, Grune and Stratton (New York), 1981.
  • E. R. Cosman, R. J. Ledoux, and A. J, Lazzarini. 12C+12C Intermediate Structures Correlated Among Elastic and Reaction Channels. Phys. Rev 1980; C21: 101.
  • A. B. Levin and E. R. Cosman. Thermocouple-Monitored Cordotomy Electrode., Journal of Neurosurgery 1980; 53: 266-268.
  • N. T. Zervas, P. H. Chapman, E. R. Cosman. A Pressure Balanced Radio Telemetric ICP Sensor for Long-Term ICP Monitoring. Intracranial Pressure IV, pp. 436-437. Editors: K. Shulman, A. Marmarou, J. D. Miller, D. P. Becker, C. M. Hochwald, and M. Brock. Springer Verlag, New York, 1980.
  • P. H. Chapman, N. T. Zervas, and E. R. Cosman. A Device for the Telemetric Measurement of Pressure in Shunt Systems., Intracranial Pressure IV (Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Intracranial Pressure, Williamsburg, Virginia, June 10-14,1979), pp. 489-491. Editors: K. Shulman, A. Marmarou, J. D. Miller, D. P. Becker, C M. Hochwald and M. Brock, Springer Verlag, New York, 1980.
  • E. R. Cosman, N. T. Zervas, P. H. Chapman, B. J. Cosman, and M. A. Arnold A Telemetric Pressure Sensor for Ventricular Shunt Systems., Surgical Neurology 1979; 11: 287-294.
  • A. J. Lazzarini, E. R. Cosman, A. Sperduto, S. G. Steadman, W. Thorns and G. Young. The Population of Resonant 1ZC+12C States via the 12C(160,α)24Mg Reaction. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1978; 40: 1426.
  • E. R. Cosman, N. Tsoupas, A. Sperduto, G. Young, H. Enge, M. Salomaa. In Flight Separation of 205Rn, 206Rn, and 207Rn Fusion Recoils from the 197Au(uN,xn) Reaction Using an Energy Mass Spectrograph., Nucl: lustrum. Methods 1978; 148: 93.
  • N. T. Zervas, E. R. Cosman, and B. J. Cosman. A Pressure-Balanced Radio-Telemetry System for the Measurement of Intracranial Pressure., Journal of Neurosurgery 1977; 47: 99-911.
  • T. M. Cormier, E. R. Cosman, A. J. Lazzarini, H. E. Wegner, J. D. Garrett, and F. Puhlhofer, Mass Systematics of Evaporation Residues from 35C1 and 32S Induced Fusion on Light Targets. Phys. Rev. 1977; C15: No. 2: 654.
  • T. M. Cormier, E. R. Cosman, A. J. Lazzarini, J. D. Garrett, and H. E. Wegner. Two Body Final State Coincidence Measurements for Fission-Like Processes Following 35C1+27A1 Fusion. Phys. Rev. 1976; C14, No. 1: 334.
  • E. R. Cosman, T. M. Cormier, K. Van Bibber, A. Sperduto, G. Young, J. Erskine, L. Greenwood, O. Hansen. Evidence for al2C+12C Collective Band in 24Mg.’ Proc. of the Second International Conf. on Clustering Phenomena in Nuclei held April 21-25, 1975.
  • E. R. Cosman, T. M. Cormier, K. Van Bibber, A. Sperduto, and G. Young, J. Erskine and L. R. Greenwood, and O. Hansen. Evidence for a 12C+12C collective Band in 24Mg. Phys. Rev. Letters, 1975; 35 No. 5: 265.
  • W. Dunnweber, E. R. Cosman, E. Grosse, W. R Hering and P. Von Brentano. Gamma Decay of Particle-Core States in 209Pb. Nucl. Phys. 1975; A247: 251.
  • T. M. Cormier, E. R. Cosman, L. Grodzins, Ole Hansen, S. Steadman, K. Van Bibber, and G. Young. Gamma Rays from 23NA States Excited in the 12C(12C,p) Reaction at E=38.6 MeV. Nucl. Phys. 1975; A247: 377.
  • J. D. Garrett and H. E. Wegner, T. M. Cormier, E. R. Cosman, Ole Hansen, and A. J. Lazzarini. Elastic Scattering and Transfer Reactions Induced by 100 MeV32S on 27A1. Phys. Rev. 1975; C12, No. 2: 489.
  • J. D. Garrett and H. E. Wegner, T. M. Cormier, E. R Cosman, and A. J. Lazzarini. Mass and Energy Distributions of Fusion Products from 32S on 12C, 25Mg, and 40Ca.Phys. Rev 1975; C12 (No. 2): 481.
  • B. J. Cosman and E. R. Cosman. Guide to Radio Frequency Lesion Generation in Neurosurgery. Burlington, MA: Radionics, 1974.
  • K. Van Bibber, E. R. Cosman, A. Sperduto, T. M Cormier, T. N. Chin, and O. Hansen Resonance in the Reaction12C(12C,p)23Na at Ecm=19.3 MeV., Phys. Rev. Letters 32: 687, No. 12, 1974.
  • T. M. Cormier, E. R. Cosman, A. J. Lazzarini. Performance of a Heavy-Ion Time-of-Flight Spectrometer. Nucl. Inst &Meth. 1974; 119: 145.
  • E. R. Cosman, D. C. Slater, and R. Casten, E. R Flynn and Ole Hansen. The 87Sr(t,p) 89Sr Reaction and the Two Particle-One Hole States of 89Sr. Phys. Rev. 1974; C10, No. 2: 671.
  • E. R. Cosman, A. Sperduto, T. M. Cormier, and T. N. Chin (MIT), and H. E. Wegner (BNL), A Comparison of the Structure Seen in the Reactions 16O(16O,α)28Si and 2t)Ne(12C,a)2SSi. Phys. Rev., 1974; C9 (No. 5): 2046.
  • T. M. Cormier, E. R. Cosman, L. Grodzins, O. Hansen, S. Steadman, K. Van Bibber, and G. Young, Possible Structural Connection Between the Ecm = 19.3 MeV 12C+12C Resonance and the 23Na, K* = 3/2+ Rotational Band. Int. Conf. on Reactions Between Complex Nuclei, Nashville, Tennessee, 1974; Vol. 1: p.172.
  • W. von Oertzen, E. R. Flynn and J. D. Garrett, and E. R. Cosman. Supermultiplet Symmetry in the Reaction 3H+9Be–>6Li+6He,6Li*+6He. Phys. Rev. Letters 1973; 31: No. 1: 724,
  • E. R. Cosman, K. Van Bibber, T. M. Cormier, T. N Chin, A. Sperduto, Ole Hansen. Possible 12C+12C Resonances Seen Via the12C(12C,p)23Na Reaction (NBI), Proc. of the International Conference on Nucl. Phys., Munich 8/27-9/1/73, Ed: J. deBaer and H. J. Mang, North Holland, 1973; Vol. 1, p. 542.
  • E. R. Cosman W. Dunnweber, D. Schmidt A. Graue, J. Liess, G. Sandvik . The 207Pb(d,p)208Pb Reactions with High Resolution. Nucl. Phys. 1973; 215: 61-78.
  • D. C. Slater (Stanford), E. R. Cosman (MIT), and D. J. Pullen (LTI). Particle Coupling to the Octupole State in89Sr from Sr88(p,p’)88Sr Analog Resonances and 88Sr(d,p)89Sr. Nucl. Fhys. 1973; A206: 433.
  • R. F. Casten, E. R. Cosman, E. R. Flynn, Ole Hansen, P. W. Keaton, N. Stein, and R. Stock. The 209Pb Single Neutron States and Levels of 205Pb Studied by the (d,p) Reaction. Nucl. Phys. 1973; A202: 161.
  • E. R. Cosman, A. Sperduto, T. M. Cormier, and T. N. Chin and H. E. Wegner, M. J. Levine, and D. Schwalm. Structure in the Excitation Functions of 12C(16O,p)27Al, and 12C{12O,α))24Mg.. Phys Rev. Letters 1972; 29: 1341.
  • A. Graue, L. Herland, K. J. Lervik, and J. T. Nesse, and E. R. Cosman. The 90Zr(d,p)91Zr Reaction with High Resolution.. Nucl. Phys. 1972; A187: 141.
  • E. R. Cosman, A. Sperduto, W. H. Moore, T. N. Chin, and T. M. Cormier. Selective Population of Highly Excited States Seen in the Reaction 12C(16O,p)27AL, Phys. Rev. Letters 1971; 27: 1074.
  • A. Graue, J. R. Lien, L. Rasmussen, G. E. Sandvik, and E. R. Cosman The 31P(3He,p)33S Reaction. Nucl Phys. 1971; A162: 593,.
  • E. R. Cosman, H. A. Enge, and A. K. Kerman. Analysis of Proton Scattering and Reactions with the Generalized Optical Model. J. E. Spencer. Phys. Rev. 1971; C3: 1179.
  • T. R. Anfinsen, K. Bjorndal, A. Graue, J. R. Lien, G. E. Sandvik, L. O. Tveita, K. Ytterstad, and E. R, Cosman. Nuclear-Reaction Studies in the Nickel Isotopes: The 62Ni(d,p)63Ni and 64Ni(d,p)65Ni Reactions., Nucl. Phys. 1970; A157: 561.
  • D. C. Slater, E. R. Cosman, and J. E. Spencer. Analog States of 88Sr and the 87Sr(p,p)87Sr Reaction., Nucl. Phys. 1970;A147: 650.
  • E. R. Cosman and R. Kalish, D. D. Armstrong and H. C. Britt. Analog States of Sr89 and the Particle-Core Model in the N=50 Region. Phys. Rev. 1970; C1: 945.
  • E. R. Cosman and R. Kalish with D. D. Armstrong and H. C. Britt. Resonance Structure in the Sr88(p,p’) Octupole Transition. Nuclear Isospin, edited by J. D. Anderson, S. D. Bloom, J. Cerny, and W. W. True. New York: Academic Press, Proceedings of Second Conference on Nuclear Isospin, 1969; p. 635.
  • E. R. Cosman, A. K. Kerman, and H. A. Enge. Analysis of Elastic and Inelastic Analogue-State Resonances Using Couple Optical Equations. J. E. Spencer. , Nuclear Isospin, edited by J. D. Anderson, S. D. Bloom, J. Cerny, and W. W. True. New York: Academic Press, Proceeding of Second Conference on Nuclear Isospin, 1969; p.421.
  • E. R. Cosman, R. Kalish, J. Kossler, D. C. Slater, and J. E. Spencer. Particle-Core Structure in the Spectra of the Strontium Nuclei., Nuclear Isospin, edited by J. D. Anderson, S. D. Bloom, J. Cerny, and W. W. True. New York: Academic Press1969, Proceedings of Second Conference on Nuclear Isospin, p. 309,
  • A. Graue, L. Herland, J. R. Lien, G. E. Sandvik. E. R. Cosman, and W. H. Moore, A Study of the 35C1 Levels by Means of the34S(3He,d)35Cl Reaction. Nucl. Phys. 1969; A136: 577.
  • E. C. Bartels, E. R. Cosman, A. K. Kerman, and J. E. Spencer. Analysis of Fragmented Analogue-State Resonances by Coupled Optical Equations with Effective Nonlocal Potentials. Phys. Rev. 1969; 179: 995.
  • E. R. Cosman, D. C. Slater, and J. E. Spencer. Isobaric Analogue States of Ti51 Studied by Elastic and Inelastic Scattering of Protons on Ti50., Phys. Rev. 1969; 182: 1131.
  • A. Graue, L. Herland, J. R. Lien, and E. R. Cosman, A Study of the 32S Levels and the Analogue Levels of 32P by the31p(3He,d)32S Reaction. Nucl. Phys. 1968; A120: 513.
  • E. R. Cosman and D. C. Slater. Nuclear-Reaction Studies in the Strontium Isotopes: Nucleon Particle-Hole States in Sr88and the Sr87(d,p)Sr88 Reaction., Phys. Rev. 1968; 172: 1126.
  • E. R. Cosman, D. N. Schramm, and H. A. Enge. A Study of 61Ni by the 59Co(3He,p)61Ni Reaction. Nucl. Phys. 1968; A109: 305.
  • E. R. Cosman, H. M. Joyce, and S. M. Shafroth. A Study of the Low-Lying Isobaric Analogue States of Sr89 by Means of the Sr88(p,p) and (p,p’) Reactions. Nucl. Phys. 1968; A108: 519.
  • E. R. Cosman, H. A. Enge, and A. Sperduto. Nuclear-Reaction Studies in the Strontium Isotopes: The Sr88(d,p)Sr89 Reaction., Phys. Rev. 1968; 165: 1175.
  • E. R, Cosman, D. N. Schramm, H. A. Enge, A. Sperduto, and C. H. Paris. Nuclear-Reaction Studies in the Nickel Isotopes: The Ni61(p,p’)Ni61, Ni61)d,d’)Ni61, and Ni60(d,p)Ni61 Reactions. Phys. Rev. 1967; 163: 1134.
  • E. R. Cosman, A. K. Kerman, H, A. Enge, and A. Sperduto. Study of the Low-Lying Isobaric Analogue States of Sr89 via (p,p), (p,p’) and (d,p) Reactions on Sr88. Isospin in Nuclear Physics, Edited by J. D. Fox and D. Robson, New York, Academic Press, 1966; p.647.
  • E. R. Cosman, H. A. Enge, and A. Sperduto. Study of Low-Lying Isobaric Analogue States of Sr89. Phys. Letters 1966; 22: 195.
  • E. R. Cosman, C. H. Paris, A. Sperduto, and H. A. Enge. Nuclear-Reaction Studies of the Nickel Isotopes: The Ni58 (p,p)Ni58and Ni58(d,p)Ni59 Reactions. Phys. Rev. 1966; 142: 673.