Albert Pruden Carman

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1890-1893 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States 
 1893-1896 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
 1896-1929 Physics University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL 
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(1861 - 1946)
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Albert Pruden Carman was born in 1861 in New Jersey, the son of a minister. He attended Princeton University and graduated from that institution in 1883 with the A. B. degree. The fact that he had already distinguished himself as a scholar is indicated by his appointment at that time as a teacher and fellow at Princeton. He also obtained the degree of Master of Arts there in 1884, and a Doctor of Science in 1886. While doing his graduate studies at Princeton, Professor Carman served as an instructor in physics and mathematics.
Still ambitious to learn and to prepare himself for the outstanding career which was to follow, Professor Carman attended the University of Berlin in 1888-1890 where he had the privilege of being a student of Helmholz.
Returning to America in 1890, he accepted the position of Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at Purdue University, serving in this capacity until 1893 when he joined the faculty of Stanford University as Professor of Theoretical Physics. He maintained the connection with Stanford until 1896, though the last year of this period was spent in further study at the University of Vienna. It was in September of 1896 that Professor Carman came to the University of Illinois as head of the physics department and in charge of electrical engineering. At this time the profession of electrical engineering was rapidly developing and these duties were taken over by a full-time man in 1897, Professor Carman concentrating all his energies on physics. He remained as head of the department of physics until 1929, when he retired from active duty after serving the University of Illinois for thirty-three years.
Professor Carman was very proud of the department of physics which grew up under his direction during his years of service to be one of the outstanding departments in the nation. In all these years Professor Carman exhibited a primary interest in training his students in the knowledge and appreciation of the laws of nature and in the growth and professional development of his colleagues.
During these years at Illinois he wrote the section on electricity and magnetism of the classical textbook of physics edited by Duff.
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