Title: Professor of Physics
Location: San Diego, California, United States
Kenneth Watson, Professor of Physics, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of physics.
Having grown up in a time of technical change, Dr. Watson earned a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University in 1943 before continuing his studies to earn a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Iowa in 1948. While pursuing an education, he worked as a research engineer at the Naval Research Laboratory from 1943 to 1946 and on the staff from the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University from 1948 to 1949. Certified to teach in the state of California, Dr. Watson then worked in the positions of a research fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, an assistant professor of physics, an associate professor, a full professor, and a director of the marine physics laboratory from 1948 until his retirement in 1991. In 1976, he received an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Indiana.
A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Watson is the author of “Atomic Theory of Gas Dynamics,” “Topics in Several Particle Dynamics,” and “Sound Transmission Through a Fluctuating Ocean.” Most recently, he is the author of “Collision Theory,” published in 2004. In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Watson has been featured in the seventh and eighth editions of Who’s Who in American Education and in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World.
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