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Paul Henry Carr (1935 -) is a physicist and researcher. His ten patents have contributed to compact, low-cost filters and signal processing devices for radar, TV, and cell phones.


Carr earned a B.S. degree in physics in 1957, and a M.S. degree in physics in 1961, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a Ph.D., also in physics, from Brandeis University in 1966.[1]

After serving as a lieutenant in the Army Ordnance Corps, Redstone Arsenal, AL, Carr led the Component Technology of the Air Force Research Laboratory (formerly AF Cambridge Research Laboratory and Rome Laboratory) Bedford, MA from 1967 to 1995.

He received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation for the philosophy course he taught at UMass Lowell from 1998 to 2000. This inspired his book "Beauty in Science and Spirit," published by Beech River Books in 2006.[2] He is a life fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a life member of the American Physical Society, and a member of the Institute of Religion in an Age of Science, the American Scientific Affiliation, and the Thoreau Society. He is co-editor of the Newsletter of New England Section of the American Physical Society .

He established the Paul and Auburn Carr Scholarship in Science and Religion in Science and Religion at the Boston University School of Theology in commemoration of his father, Rev. Auburn J. Carr (d. 1985), who graduated in 1932.[3][4]


He and his wife, Karin Hansen Carr (1940—1986), raised five daughters.[5]


  1. ^ Who's Who In America - 2003 (57 ed.). Marquis Who's Who. 2002.  
  2. ^ "Beauty in Science and Spirit". Retrieved 2009-07-16.  
  3. ^ "Paul and Auburn Carr Scholarship in Science and Religion". Boston University School of Theology. 2009-04-02. Retrieved 2009-07-16.  
  4. ^ "Rev. Auburn Carr Served in Milton, Woburn". Boston Globe. 1985-01-02. p. 27.  
  5. ^ "Karin Hansen Carr, Author, Church Singer; At 46". Boston Globe. 1986-05-18. p. 55.  


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