THE W.J. CARR LECTURE SERIES
The W. J. Carr Lecture Series on
Superconductivity and Advanced
Materials was established by Dr. James L.
Carr ‘ 89, in honor of his father and
respected scientist, Walter J. Carr.
Walter Carr joined the magnetism group at
the Westinghouse research labs in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1942. His first
assignment was working on naval
magnetism problems as part of the war effort.
He worked at the
Westinghouse research labs for his entire
career except for a sabbatical assignment to
Harwell in the United Kingdom.
In 1985, he officially retired as
an industrial research physicist,
but continued working as a consultant
until he fell ill at the age of
89. Dr. Carr has over 100 scientific papers,
two books and a dozen patents to his credit
in the fields of ferromagnetism and
superconductivity. His most recent
paper was published in 2007.
The annual series supports a distinguished
guest lecturer at the University of
Maryland. It aims to contribute to the
advancement of students in the UMD
physics program and the Center for
Nanophysics and Advanced Materials.
Prof. Paul Ching-Wu Chu
|"The Search for New Superconductors"|
2008: John Clarke, University of California at Berkeley
CNAM Seminar on May 12, "1/f Flux Noise in Qubits and SQUIDs: The Saga Continues"