John H. Bennett
Born: July 21, 1935; place: Cincinnati, Ohio,
Harvard Univ., A.B.,1957, S.M., 1958
Ph.D. (1962) Applied Mathematics Harvard University 1962.
thesis: Truncation Errors in Numerical Solutions of the Transport Equation
Advisor: Garrett Birkhoff
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John Bennett has worked most of his career in governement and industry. While primarily employed by Pratt and Whitnet, Bennett was an adjunct professor at Trinity College (Hartford, Connecticut) where he taught Carl Prather Numerical Analysis.
From Ebony Magazine August 1964: Nuclear Power Mathematician
Dr. John H. Bennett, 28, is a senior mathematician with Pittsburgh's Bettis Atomic Laboratory (operated by Westinghouse Electric Corporation for the Atomic Energy Commission). He assists in the solution of complex mathematical problems arising in the design of nuclear power plants and performs research in the field of numerical analysis. The laboratory has designed nuclear power plants for many naval vessels, including the submarine Nautilus. Dr. Bennett also teaches mathematics at nearby Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he serves as a senior lecturer.
From Blacks in Science and Medicine (1989):
Bennett, John Henry, b Cincinnati, Ohio, July 21, 35: m 58; c 3. APPLIED MATHEMATICS. Educ: Harvard Univ., AB, 57, SM, 58, PhD(appl math), 62. Prof. Exp: Sr mathematician, Bettis Atomic Power Lab, Pa, 62-64; sr mathematician, United Aircraft Res Labs, 64, supvr appl math, 67-68, chief math anal sect, 68-72, mgr info systs dept, Sikorsky Aircraft Div, United Technologies Corp, 72-73, DIR DATA PROCESSING, UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP, 73- Concurrent Pos: Lectr, Carnegie Inst Technol, 63-64 & Trinity Col (Conn), 65-72. Res: Numerical solution of the neutron transport equation and the Navier-Stokes equation. Mailing Add: 26 Burnwood Bloomfield CT 06002
Thanks to Robert Fikes for pointing out Dr. Bennett to us. I ave no information past 1989.
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