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Francis Bitter

educator

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