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Authorised form of nameWatson-Watt; Sir; Robert Alexander (1892 - 1973)
Other forms of nameRobert Alexander Watson-
Other forms of surnameWatt
Dates1892 - 1973
NationalityBritish
Place of birthBrechin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Date of birth13 April 1892
Place of deathInverness, Inverness-shire
Date of death05/12/1973
OccupationRadio Engineer
Research fieldRadio engineering
Meteorological physics
ActivityHonours:
CB 1941; Kt 1942
Memberships:
FRMS (President 1949-1951)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/03/1941
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Hughes Medal 1948
SourcesSources:
DSB vol 18 pp 977-978
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1975 vol 21 pp 549-568, plate, by J A Ratcliffe
Royal Society codeNA3725
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1941/19Watson-Watt, Sir Robert Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WS/1425Watson-Watt, Sir Robert Alexandernd
MDA/A/12/55Copy letter from C Jousey to Robert Robinson, Hydrographic Department, Admiralty, Oxgate Lane, Cricklewood, NW221 September 1946
RR/28/32Referee's report by George Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'Directional observations of atmospheric disturbances, 1920-21' by Robert Alexander Watson-Watt[September 1922]
RR/63/127Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'On the nature of atmospherics—V' by Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, J F Herd and F E LutkinJuly 1937
RR/62/89Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'The return of radio waves from the middle atmosphere—I' by Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, A F Wilkins and Edward George Bowen[December 1936]
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