Sherman Carter was an American physicist.
Carter was born in Gloucester County, Virginia in 1911. He received a B.S. in biology from Lincoln University in 1940. He would go on to study at Columbia University’s Teachers College and the College of the City of New York.
In 1943, Carter was hired to work on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University to study nuclear fission. He was one of only a few African-American scientists to work on the project. During his time there, Carter worked under Nobel laureate Isidor Rabi.
Carter would later join the American Association of Scientific Workers. He died on November 13, 1998, in Harlem.