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Miller, Carl W.

Carl Wallace Miller (1893-1975), professor of physics, was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, on March 28, 1893. He graduated from Harvard in 1915, received a Sheldon Prize Fellowship with which he studied in Zurich and Paris in 1915-16, then returned to Harvard as an assistant in the Physics Department from 1916 to 1918, when he became an inspection supervisor of army ordnance. He received a master of arts degree in 1922 and a Ph.D. in 1923, both from Harvard. He taught at New York University from 1922 to 1924. He came to Brown as assistant professor of physics in 1924, and was promoted to associate professor in 1929 and full professor in 1945. He retired in 1955. Miller’s hobbies included mountain climbing, photography, and astronomy. He often gave lectures and showed slides, and also exhibited his color prints. He was a member of the National Geographic Society eclipse expedition to Siam in 1948, and was a research associate in the Office of Naval Research Beavertail project at Yale from 1952 to 1954. He published Principles of Photographic Reproduction in 1942, and A Scientist’s Approach to Religion in 1947. He died on January 8, 1975.