Watson-Watt
biographical name Sir Robert Alexander 1892-1973 Scottish physicist

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  • Watson-Watt —   [ wɔtsn wɔt], Sir (seit 1942) Robert Alexander, britischer Physiker, * Brechin (Tayside Region) 13. 4. 1892, ✝ Inverness 6. 12. 1973; war in verschiedenen britischen Forschungseinrichtungen tätig und ab 1936 als Direktor und wissenschaftlicher… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Watson-Watt — [wät′sən wät′] Sir Robert Alexander 1892 1973; Scot. physicist …   English World dictionary

  • Watson-Watt — Wat′son Watt′ n. big Sir Robert Alexander, 1892–1973, Scottish physicist …   From formal English to slang

  • Watson-Watt — /wot seuhn wot /, n. Sir Robert Alexander, 1892 1973, Scottish physicist: helped develop radar. * * * …   Universalium

  • Watson-Watt — /wɒtsən ˈwɒt/ (say wotsuhn wot) noun Sir Robert Alexander, 1892–1973, Scottish physicist; worked on the development of radar …   Australian English dictionary

  • Watson-Watt — /wot seuhn wot /, n. Sir Robert Alexander, 1892 1973, Scottish physicist: helped develop radar …   Useful english dictionary

  • WATSON-WATT (R. A.) — WATSON WATT sir ROBERT ALEXANDER (1892 1973) Physicien écossais, spécialiste de la radio électricité. Après des études à l’université de Dundee et à l’université St. Andrews, Watson Watt entreprend une carrière de météorologue, puis il occupe de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Watson-Watt , Sir Robert Alexander — (1892–1973) British physicist Watson Watt was born Robert Watt at Brechin in Scotland. The Watson part of his name came from his mother s family and the hybrid Watson Watt was adopted in 1942 on receipt of his knighthood. He was the son of a… …   Scientists

  • Watson-Watt, Sir Robert Alexander — born April 13, 1892, Brechin, Scot. died Dec. 5, 1973, Inverness Scottish physicist. He began as a meteorologist working on devices for locating thunderstorms. As head of the radio department of Britain s National Physical Laboratory (1935), he… …   Universalium

  • Watson-Watt, Sir Robert — 1892–1974    A scientist and inventor of worth, Watson Watt was a pioneer in the field of experimental radar. In 1935 under the auspices of the Air Ministry he was able to prove that an airplane could be detected by its echo as it passed through… …   Who’s Who in World War Two

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