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physicist , university professor

Carl Martin Bender, American Physics educator, consultant. Telluride scholar, 1960-1963, National Science Foundation fellow, 1964-1969, Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1964-1965, Sloan Foundation fellow, 1973-1977, Fulbright fellowship to United Kingdom, 1995-1996, Lady Davis fellowship to Israel, 1995; recipient Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement award 1985. Fellow American Physical Society; member Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


Bender, Carl Martin was born on January 18, 1943 in Brooklyn. Son of Alfred and Rose (Suberman) Bender.


AB summa cum laude with distinction, Cornell University, 1964. AM, Harvard University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1969.


Member Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1969-1970. Assistant professor mathematics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1970-1973, associate professor, 1973-1977. Professor physics Washington University, St. Louis, 1977—2007, Wilfred R. and Annlee Konneker distinguished professor physics, since 2008.

Research associate Imperial College, London, 1974. Consultant Los Alamos National Laboratory, since 1979. Visiting professor Imperial College, London, 1986-1987, 95-96, 2003-2004, 06-, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1995.

Visiting professor department mathematics Imperial College, London, since 2006.


  • He won a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003 for his work in lower-dimensional quantum field theory. In 1978 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is an Ulam Fellow, and he received the Fulbright Fellowship and Lady Davis Fellowship (visiting professor) in 1995.



Trustee Center for Theoretical Study of Physical Systems, Clark Atlanta University. Fellow: Institute of Physics (United Kingdom), St. Louis Academy of Sciences, American Physical Society (vice chairman Danny Heineman prize selection committee, chairman Danny Heineman prize selection committee). Member: Association Members Institute Advanced Study (trustee), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Jessica Dee Waldbaum, June 18, 1966. Children– Michael Anthony, Daniel Eric.

Alfred Bender

Rose (Suberman) Bender

Jessica Dee Waldbaum

Michael Anthony Bender

Daniel Eric Bender