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Carl Barus (front row, 2nd from right), 1886.
|Born||February 19, 1856
|Died||September 20, 1935 (aged 79)
Providence, Rhode Island
|Alma mater||University of Würzburg|
|Doctoral advisor||Friedrich Kohlrausch|
|Spouse||Annie Gertrude Howes|
Carl Barus (February 19, 1856 – September 20, 1935) was a U.S. physicist.
Barus married Annie Gertrude Howes on January 20, 1887. They had two children, Maxwell and Deborah. In the US in 1892, he was a member of the American Philosophical Society, and the yougest of all members to National Academy of Sciences.
In 1903 he was appointed as a dean of the Brown University Graduate Department, which he was controlling from his office in Wilson Hall[disambiguation needed]. He remained the dean of the graduate school until his retirement in 1926. By that time, the department had grown large enough to become a school within the university which has been attributed to his many contributions. In 1905 he was a corresponding member of Britain[clarification needed] and the same year became a member of the First International Congress of Radiology and Electricity at Brussels. The same year, he became a member of the Physikalisch-Medizinische Sozietät at Erlangen. Also, the same year he became the fourth president of American Physical Society, and in 1906, became a member on the advisory board of physics, at the Carnegie Institution of Washington state.
Barus died in Providence, Rhode Island.
- Biography from Brown University
- Online books by Barus at the Internet Archive
- Biographical Memoir of Carl Barus, an extensive biography by R. B. Lindsay, National Academy of Science
- National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
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