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Ian Watson

Ian - Professor Emeritus Watson - was born in South Africa and grew up there. He worked as an exploration geologist for the diamond colossus De Beers, and subsequently received his Ph.D. from the Royal School of Mines in London where, as a Rio Tinto-Zinc Scholar, he studied under Sir John Knill, scientific advisor to the British Prime Minister. He presently conducts research on five continents, but proudly calls the United States home.