Brief Biography

Dr. Carr obtained his B.A. in physics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1994. In 1996 he began a Master's/Ph.D. program in physics at the University of Washington in Seattle, receiving his Ph.D. in March 2001. He was a Distinguished International Fellow of the National Science Foundation from 2001-2004 at the Ecole normale superieure in Paris, and a Professional Research Associate at JILA in Boulder, Colorado from 2003-2005. He is presently a Professor in the Department of Physics at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has been since 2005. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Center for Quantum Dynamics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany and a NIST Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology located just outside Washington, D.C. He has also been a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany, the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California, the Institut Henri Poincare at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France, and the Kirchhoff Institute for Physics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. In 2011 he received the Excellence in Research Award from the Colorado School of Mines and became a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences; in 2013 he became an Honors Faculty Fellow; and in 2014 he was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. In 2015 he received the University Excellence Award from the Colorado School of Mines and in 2017 was elected member-at-large of the APS Division of Computational Physics and secretary-treasurer of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. To date he has mentored over 100 students in research and received over 7 million in grant funding and fellowships, as well as being an external collaborator on over 10 million in international grants. He has taught for over 25 years in both the sciences and the humanities on topics ranging from quantum physics to revolution. Other career paths he has explored include ranching, theatre actor, and dishwasher. Besides physics, he enjoys poetry, philosophy, mountain climbing, yoga, and world travel.

Brief Curriculum Vitae (2 pages)
Last updated June 2018