William Magnus Cornette, American scientist, technical advisor. With United States Air Force, 1969-1973. Member Optical Society of America, Wilderness Society, Sierra Club, American Geophysical Union, German Philatelic Society (working group chairman 1985-1989), United States Figure Skating Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Mathematician Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California, 1973-1977. Specialist engineer Boeing Company, Seattle, 1977-1980. Vice president, director Photon Research Associates, La Jolla, California, 1980-1995, Observables Technology, 1989, Advisory Phenomenologies and Models, 1992.
Science advisor for defense modeling and simulation National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1995. Consultant Denali Software Systems, San Diego, 1983-1991.