Ronold W.P. King, professor emeritus in the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has received a congratulatory letter from Heinrich Noth, the president of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Munich. After offering congratulations to King for reaching his 100th birthday, the letter continued:
“You have advanced the understanding of electromagnetic waves in a very brilliant manner. This includes especially the expansion of electromagnetic waves in space and their generation by antennas. We admire your continuing technical activity at your age. … We are confident that by your books and your more than 100 Ph.D.’s, your technical methods will continue. …
“The Bavarian Academy of Sciences is especially happy that in your student days and later as a Guggenheim Fellow you were active at the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich . . .
“Your lifelong relationship with Germany is . . . evident from your articles about Goethe as a scientist who, like yourself, was a corresponding member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.”