Person: Watson (2), William
William Watson graduated in Mathematics and Physics from Edinburgh University. He became head of the Physics department at Heriot Watt College in Edinburgh.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- At first Watson decided to study classics at Edinburgh University and it was only part way through his studies that he changed topics to mathematics and natural philosophy.
- Before taking the B.Sc. Watson was already employed as assistant in the Physical laboratory in Edinburgh.
- William Watson joined the Edinburgh Mathematical Society in December 1913, in the year after he took up his post at Heriot-Watt College.
Born 15 June 1884, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland. Died 28 June 1952, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive