William Weldon Watson

Fellow: Awarded 1928

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 09-14-1899

Died: 08-03-1992

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Watson, William Weldon: Appointed for the study of molecular spectra under Professors Franck of Göttingen and Sommerfeld of Munich, with a view to learning more about the structure of molecules and the nature of chemical reactions in gases; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1928.

Born September 14, 1899, at Eveleth, Minnesota. Education: University of Chicago, S.B., 1920, M.S., 1922, Ph.D., 1924.

Teaching Assistant in Physics, 1922–1924, Instructor, 1924–1927, Assistant Professor, 1927—, University of Chicago.

Publications: Articles in Physical Review and Astrophysical Journal.