Watson, Kenneth M.
|Birthname||Kenneth Marshall Watson|
|born on||7 September 1921 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )|
|Place||Des Moines, Iowa, 41n36, 93w37|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||14°45' 00°53 Asc. 08°31'|
American theoretical physicist and physical oceanographer who co-wrote four scientific textbooks including Collision Theory (1964) and Atomic Theory of Gas Dynamics (1965).
He did research in the early 1950s on nuclear and pi meson physics, as well as quantum mechanical collision processes, and in the late 1950s on plasma physics and controlled nuclear fusion.
In the mid-1960s, in collaboration with M. L. Goldberger, he investigated the observation of “entangled” quantum mechanical systems, concerned with sequential measurements and interference effects for correlated systems.
Watson did research in the early 1970s on atomic and molecular scattering and in the late 1970s on fluid mechanics related to oceanography. He worked in the early 1980s on applying methods of statistical mechanics to internal wave turbulence and in the early 1990s on analyzing the coupling of surface and internal gravity waves.
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BS, PhD)
- Vocation : Business : Consultant
- Vocation : Education : Researcher
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Science : Geology
- Vocation : Science : Physics
- Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction