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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.

Background

Cornette, William Magnus was born on April 17, 1945 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of William Magnus and Elisabeth Louise (Stone) Cornette.

Education

Bachelor of Science with high honors, University Florida, 1967. Master of Science, University Chicago, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Denver, 1973.

Career

Mathematician, Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California, 1973-1977;specialist engineer, Boeing Company, Seattle, 1977-1980;vice-president, director, Photon Research Associations, La Jolla, California, 1980-1995;vice-president, director, Observables Technology, 1989;vice-president, director, 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.

Membership

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: backpacking, river running, photography.

Connections

Married Patricia Ruth King, March 24, 1968 (divorced October 1981). Children: Christopher Scott, David Warren. Married Sylvia Annette Martin, January 6, 1982.

1 child, Jennifer Nicole.