William McAfee

Physicist William McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1990) was born in Ore City, Texas, where his father, Luther, was a mechanic, carpenter, and CME pastor.

Dr. McAfee was a mathematician and researcher at the United States Army Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey for 42 years, first working on Project Diana which studied the Earth's relationship to the moon via radar signal echoing. He earned a BS in Mathematics from Wiley College, an MS from Ohio State University, and a PhD in physics from Cornell University researching on nuclear collisions with his advisor, Nobel laureate Hans Bethe. He also did post-doctoral work at Harvard on high-altitude nuclear explosions.