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Zabel – Carroll W. Zabel, 87, died at his home in Boulder, Colo., Friday, April 18, 2008. He was born in Deer Creek, Minn., the son of Edward Zabel and Ethel Field Zabel. Carroll attended Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis., where he met Grace Elizabeth Kamerling, whom he married in1943. Carroll earned a Ph.D. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During World War II, he worked at the MIT Radiation Laboratory, where he and his colleagues made fundamental contributions to the design and deployment of microwave radar systems. After the war, he was recruited by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico, where he was involved in nuclear reactor research, in administration, and in consulting from 1949-1964.
He and his family enjoyed skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities in the mountains of northern New Mexico and Colorado. He traveled widely with his family in this country—and in Europe, New Zealand and Australia for consulting on matters of nuclear energy.
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