Reference numberEC/1901/14
TitleWatson, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationAssociate, Royal College of Science, London, and Assistant Professor of Physics. Late University Scholar in Experimental Physics, London University. In conjunction with Mr Boys and Mr Bristoe he published a paper on 'The Measurement of Electro-Magnetic Radiation' (Phil Mag, 31-44, 1891). In conjunction with the late Mr J W Rodger he published a paper 'On the Magnetic Rotation of the Plane of Polarization of light in Liquids' (Phil Trans Roy Soc, 1895). This paper represented the results of four years' work. As Secretary of a Committee of the Brit Assoc he has, in conjunction with Prof Rucker, been conducting a series of comparisons between the Magnetic Instruments in use in the British Observatories, and the results have been published in the Report of the Brit Assoc. He is still at work on an instrument for comparing Thermometers (see his paper, Phil Mag, 44-116, 1897). He is now engaged in investigating the connection between the magnetic units employed in Observatories and the Ampere and Ohm.
ProposersWilliam de W Abney; J Perry; G C Foster; S Bidwell; Rayleigh; S P Thompson; W G Adams; C V Boys; W E Ayrton; J Milne; W A Tilden; G M Minchin; J H Poynting; A W Reinold; W H M Christie; T E Thorpe; H Woodward
Extent1 sheet
Access statusOpen

Watson, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA1614Watson; William (1868 - 1919)1868 - 1919
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