Watson-Watt, Robert Alexander, Sir, 1892-1973

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Radar pioneer. Watson-Watt was educated in Dundee and St. Andrews. After working in the meteorological office and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, he was from 1933-1936 Superintendent of the Radio Department of the National Physical Laboratory where the use of radar was developed. In 1938, he firstly became Director of Communications Development and then in 1940 scientific adviser on telecommunications to the Air Ministry. In 1942 Watson-Watt was made Vice-controller of communications at the Ministry of Aircraft Production.

From the description of Papers, 1936-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122505987

Physicist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728007

Radio physicist, meteorologist.

From the description of Reminiscences of Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728033

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referencedIn DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. Papers, 1932-1986. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf National Library of Scotland. Department of Manuscripts. [Printed items from the papers of Sir Robert Watson-Watt, mostly of a scientific nature with special emphasis on radar.]. National Library of Scotland, NLS
referencedIn Edward Lindley Bowles Papers, 1869-1990, (bulk 1920-1982) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records relating to Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, 1912-1993 University of Dundee
referencedIn Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986 California Institute of Technology. Archives.
creatorOf Watson-Watt, Robert Alexander, Sir, 1892-1973. Papers, 1936-1971. American Institute of Physics
creatorOf Watson-Watt, Robert Alexander, Sir, 1892-1973. Reminiscences of Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt : oral history, 1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Watson-Watt, Robert Alexander, Sir, 1892-1973. Reminiscences of Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt : oral history, 1964. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990. Edward Lindley Bowles papers, 1869-1990 (bulk 1920-1982). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Bowles, Edward Lindley, 1897-1990. person
associatedWith DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Mason, John T., 1909-, person
associatedWith Robert Hanbury Brown person
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Radar defense networks
Radar in navigation
Radar--War use
Scientists in government
Radar
World War, 1939-1945--Radar
Physicists--Interviews
Meteorologists--Interviews
World War, 1939-1945--Communications
Radar in aeronautics
World War, 1939-1945
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Birth 1892

Death 1973

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