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Systems analyst , Theoretical physicist

Barry Lee Bressler, American Theoretical physicist, systems analyst. Bryn Mawr College scholar, 1957. Member American Physical Society, Coleopterists Society (journal referee 1991-1995), Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Xi.

Background

Bressler, Barry Lee was born on February 16, 1936 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Kenneth Russell and Lillian Mary (Good) Bressler.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, Ursinus College, 1957. Master of Science in Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University, 1986.

Career

Teacher, curator insect collection, Reading Public Museum, 1954-1955;data-processing technician, Philco Corporation, Philadelphia, 1956;junior engineer, Philco Corporation, Spring City, Pennsylvania, 1957-1958;physicist, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, Virginia, 1958-1994;group leader, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, 1983-1989;fellow, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, 1983-1985;senior scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, 1989-1994;principal scientist, Edgerton, Germeshauser, and Greer Washington Analytical Superior vena cava syndrome Center, Inc., Dahlgren, 1994-1995;senior principal scientist, Edgerton, Germeshauser, and Greer Washington Analytical Superior vena cava syndrome Center, Inc., Dahlgren, since 1995. Consultant Windy Knoll Enterprises, Inc., Magnolia, Texas, since 1994. Adjunct Professor physics Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University, Blacksburg, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include mathematical modeling, simulation, and computation of trajectories for ballistic missiles, reentry vehicles, and interceptor missiles. Determination of guidance commands for flight tests of maneuvering reentry vehicles. Analysis of simulated engagements between evasively maneuvering reentry vehicles and interceptor missiles.

    Design and optimization of reentry maneuvers. Threat analysis; analysis of advanced strategic and tactical weapons systems. Formulation of theoretical models for the electromagnetic pulse produced by a high-altitude nuclear burst, and for various other weapons effects.

    Research in the quantum mechanics of many-particle systems, particularly of fermion-boson systems.

Membership

Member American Physical Society, Coleopterists Society (journal referee 1991-1995), Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Xi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: ecology, myrmecology, cerambycid taxonomy, shetland sheepdogs.

Connections

father:
Kenneth Russell Bressler

mother:
Lillian Mary (Good) Bressler