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Watson-Watt

(ˈwɒtsənˈwɒt)
n
(Biography) Sir Robert Alexander. 1892–1973, Scottish physicist, who played a leading role in the development of radar

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n.
Sir Robert Alexander, 1892–1973, Scottish physicist.
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1935: Radar (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated in Daventry by Robert Watson-Watt.
| 1935: Radar (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated in Daventry by Robert Watson-Watt. | 1936: The Volkswagen car factory was opened in Saxony by Adolf Hitler.
1935: Radar (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated in Daventry by Robert Watson-Watt. 1936: The Volkswagen car factory was opened in Saxony by Adolf Hitler.
Physicist Robert Watson-Watt first demonstrated radar where signals from a BBC short wave transmitter were bounced off an aircraft.
SCOTTISH physicist Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt patented radar.
It was 1935, on the eve of World War II, when the Scottish-born physicist Sir Robert Watson-Watt sent a memo to the British government explaining his discovery: Aircraft as far as 90 miles away could be detected by bouncing radio waves off them.
CONCERNING the Echo article of June 11 and letter (Feedback, June 15), neither Edward "Taffy" Bowen nor Robert Watson-Watt "invented" radar.
In this feature-length drama, he plays Scottish meteorologist Robert Watson-Watt who, with a group of his weatherman colleagues, invented radar - the first means of spotting enemy planes in the sky while they're still far enough away to intercept them.
" The film, directed by Gilles" The film, directed by Gilles Mackinnon, tells of the genius of Watson-Watt, whose ideas were initially dismissed by the Oxbridge-dominated establishment as "Castles in the Sky".
Quite apart from politics, literature and the arts, those luminaries include (among others): John Logie Baird, Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, James Dewar, John Boyd Dunlop, Alexander Fleming, James Gregory, Douglas Haig, David Hume, David Livingstone, John McAdam, Robert McAlpine, Charles Macintosh, Adam Smith, Robert Thomson, Robert Watson-Watt and James Watt.
Also recognised are Sir Robert Watson-Watt, who pioneered the development of radar, and test pilot Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, who flew more aircraft types than anyone, and made the first jet aircraft landing on an aircraft carrier.
RADAR was developed after the Air Ministry asked scientist Robert Watson-Watt to research a "death ray" in 1935.