Philippe LeCorbeiller, French-born physicist and philosopher of science who has taught here since 1941, will retire from the Faculty on June 30. At Harvard he has taught Natural Sciences 2 as well as graduate courses in electric circuit theory and network systems.
An expert on the electronics of communication, electromechanical systems and acoustics, LeCorbeiller received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Paris in 1926.
In 1941, LeCorbeiller came to the United States where he taught electronics to Army and Navy personnel at Harvard. He was appointed a professor of General Education and Applied Physics in 1949. Professor LeCorbeiller will stay in Cambridge to complete a book.