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Emeritus professor, Physics, Carleton University

Peter Watson joined the Carleton University Department of Physics in 1974 and was promoted to Full Professor in 1984. He became chair of the Dept in 1990 and Dean of Science in 1997. He has taught more than 25 different courses, at all levels,  and supervised many graduate and undergraduate students. His research career has mostly been in theoretical physics, with over 50 published papers, and recently he has been working on the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. He also worked at Ahmadu Bello University, in Nigeria, and spent 3 sabbaticals working abroad at Villigen, in Switzerland,  at the University of Edinburgh and C.E.R.N. in  Geneva and the University of Oxford. Although he retired in June 2008, he has continued to teach and do research


  • 2009–present
    Emeritus professor, Carleton Unversity
  • 1984–2009
    Professor, Carleton University
  • 1995–2002
    Dean of Science, Carleton University


  • 1968 
    Ph. D, University of Durham

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Physicists