Watson-Watt, Sir Robert Alexander (1892-1973), a British physicist. He developed the first successful radar system, which he demonstrated in 1935. It grew out of a radiolocator device, used to track thunderstorms, that he built shortly after World War I, while assigned to the Royal Meteorological Office's Radio Research Station. Watson-Watt was born in Brechin, Scotland. He was knighted in 1942.
He was born exactly 300 years after Galileo died. He has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize, although he was awarded a guest spot on “The Simpsons.” What else do you know (or not know) about this acclaimed physicist?
The man immortalized on the left was behind the three laws of motion and the universal law of gravitation. He was also competitive, temperamental and fascinated with alchemy. How well do you know Newton?