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Francis Aristide Benedetto

physicist , educator.

Francis Aristide Benedetto, American physicist, educator. Recipient special citation and award outstanding record training young scientists, Research Corporation, 1957. Member American Physical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, American Geophysical Union, Louisiana Academy Science, New Orleans Academy Science, Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Blue Key. Special research cosmic rays.

Background

Benedetto, Francis Aristide was born on March 30, 1914 in Macon, Georgia, United States. Son of Aristide A. and Gertrude (Kennington) Benedetto.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, St. Saint Louis University, 1936. Master of Science, Fordham University, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy., 1946. Doctor of Humanities (honorary), Loyola University, New Orleans, 1978.

Joined Society of Jesus, 1931, ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1944. Member of faculty Loyola University, New Orleans, from 1947, professor physics, from 1957, department chairman physics and mathematics, 1955-1957, department chairman physics, 1957-1967, chairman research grants committee, 1958-1963, chairman science facilities committee, 1961-1965, executive assistant to president, from 1966, director creative improvement, from 1978, also member, secretary board directors, from 1965. Vice president communications WWL-AM-FM-television, 1966-1978.

Career

Chief radiological section New Orleans Civil Defense, 1951-1957, deputy chief, from 1957. Regional counselor in physics for Louisiana, American Institute Physics-American Association Physics Teachers, 1961-1963, 65-70. Trustee Spring Hill College, from 1973.

Works

  • Contributor articles.

Membership

Member American Physical Society, American Association Physics Teachers, American Geophysical Union, Louisiana Academy Science, New Orleans Academy Science, Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Blue Key. Special research cosmic rays.

Connections

father:
Aristide A. Benedetto

mother:
Gertrude (Kennington) Benedetto