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Francis Bitter

Francis Bitter, American educator. Served as commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1951.; Member American Physical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Association American Physics Teachers, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Bitter, Francis was born on July 22, 1902 in Weehawken, New Jersey, United States. Son of Karl and Marie (Schevill) Bitter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1924, Doctor of Philosophy., 1928. Graduate study U. Berlin, 1925-1926.

    Career

    • July 14, 1958; married second, Katharine Welchman, February 7, 1959. National Research Council fellow California Institute Technology, 1928-1930. Guggenheim Memorial fellow, 1933-1934.

      Research engineer Westinghouse Research laboratories, East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1930-1934, consultant, 1934-1942. Association professor Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1934-1951, professor Physics, 1951-1960, associate dean science, 1956-1960, professor geophysics, since 1960.

    Works

    • Author: Introduction to Ferromagnetism, 1937. Nuclear Physics, 1950. Currents, Fields and Particles, 1956.

      Magnets: The Education of a Physicist, 1959. Mathematical Aspects of Physics, 1963.

    Membership

    Served as commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1951. Member American Physical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Association American Physics Teachers, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Alice Coomara, May 31, 1928 (deceased.; married second, Katharine Welchman, February 7, 1959.
    • father: Karl Bitter
    • mother: Marie (Schevill) Bitter
    • spouses: Alice Coomara
    • Katharine Welchman
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    Born July 22, 1902
    Died July 26, 1967
    (aged 65)
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