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Welcome to Brown and Providence!. Dept of Natural Philosophy (1764) Prof. David Howell Continental Congress member Prof. Eli Whitney-Blake (~1875 – competitor of Bell) Prof. Carl Barus (1895-1926). Blake’s Butterstamp. Carl Barus Brown Professor1895-1926

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Dept of Natural Philosophy (1764)

  • Prof. David Howell Continental Congress member
  • Prof. Eli Whitney-Blake

(~1875 – competitor of Bell)

  • Prof. Carl Barus (1895-1926)

Blake’s Butterstamp

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Carl Barus

Brown Professor1895-1926

Co-founder of APS 1899

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“Summers which many colleagues preferred to spend in the mountains or at the seashore, were spent by him in his own laboratory.”*

Carl Barus

Brown Professor1895-1926

Co-founder of APS 1899

*Author: R. B. Lindsay Source: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 71, No. 10 (Mar., 1937), pp. 484-489

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Age of Acoustics (1930’s-1960’s)

Multiple Presidents and Gold Medal Winners

  • Expansion into New Areas (1960 to 1985)
    • Condensed Matter, Nuclear and Particle Physics
brown high energy physics
Brown High Energy Physics
  • AEC Contract 1958 – 1st at Brown
  • Grateful for DOE and NSF support since

Experiment and theory throughout

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Now

Condensed Matter Physics

Elementary Particle Physics

Biological Physics

Astrophysics and Cosmology

Applied Physics