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Ben Roger Gossick

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Ben Roger Gossick, American educator. Fellow American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha.

Background

Gossick, Ben Roger was born on May 6, 1914 in Fairfield, Iowa, United States. Son of Harlan and Floss (Rogers) Gossick.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Pomona College, 1939. Master of Arts (Mosenthal fellow, Barker scholar), Columbia, 1941. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1954, Doctor of Philosophy., 1954.

Career

Professor physics Arizona State University, Tempe, 1957-1963. Professor State University New York at Binghamton, 1963-1966, department chairman, 1965-1966. Professor physics and astronomy U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1966-1977, department chairman, 1969-1973.

Cons. Oak Ridge National laboratories, 1950-1956, 57-62, Sandia Corporation, Albuquerque, 1957-1960. Member of advisory board Nininger Meteorite Collection, Tempe, 1961-1963. Board of directors Blue Grass School, Lexington, 1967-1969.

Works

  • Author: Potential Barriers in Semiconductors, 1964. Hamilton’s Principle and Physical Systems, 1967. Editorial board National Electronics Conference, 1953-1954.

    Contributor professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha.

Connections

Married Jean Koehler, August 22, 1941. Children: Elizabeth (Mistress.

father:
Harlan Gossick

mother:
Floss (Rogers) Gossick

spouse:
Jean Koehler

child:
Elizabeth (Mrs Gossick