William Ramsay is a writer and composer.
He has written novels and published short fiction and edited the literary journal Fiction-Online. He has written a number of plays; his black comedy takeoff on Aeschylus, "Agamemnon," enjoyed a successful run in 1999 in Washington, D.C. (See Writing.) His interest in historical problems is reflected in the subject matter of several of his works. (See my blogs, history/fiction on this site [blog] and at the historicalfictionbooks site [blog2].)
His musical compositions include songs, piano works, works for strings and woodwind ensembles and for orchestras. His "Glory Road" was performed several years ago by the Santa Barbara Symphony. (See Music.)
He has a Ph.D. in physics from UCLA. He worked as an environmental economist at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and at Resources for the Future and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. and has published books and papers in physics and on energy and environmental issues. (See Writing.)
He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Jane and is on the Board of Directors of Opera Santa Barbara.
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