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Owen Willans Richardson

1879 - 1959

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Sir Owen Willans Richardson, FRS (26 April 1879 – 15 February 1959) was a British physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1928 for his work on thermionic emission, which led to Richardson's law. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Owen Willans Richardson has received more than 131,298 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Owen Willans Richardson is the 78th most popular physicist (up from 80th in 2019), the 258th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 278th in 2019) and the 16th most popular British Physicist.

Owen Willans Richardson was a British physicist who was most famous for his work on thermionic emission.

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Among physicists, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 78 out of 717Before him are Max von Laue, William Rowan Hamilton, Carl Zeiss, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Lawrence Bragg, and Wilhelm Eduard Weber. After him are Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Albert A. Michelson, Ernst Ruska, Johannes Stark, Carl David Anderson, and Barry Barish.

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Among people born in 1879, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 11Before him are Kazimir Malevich, Emperor Taishō, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, Emiliano Zapata, and Max von Laue. After him are Alma Mahler, Symon Petliura, Francis Picabia, Ottorino Respighi, Milutin Milanković, and Hans Luther. Among people deceased in 1959, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 8Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Ante Pavelić, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, George Marshall, Raymond Chandler, and Billie Holiday. After him are Gérard Philipe, Boris Vian, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Camilo Cienfuegos, Adolf Windaus, and Shirō Ishii.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 258 out of 7,765Before him are Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Ælfweard of Wessex (904), William Morris (1834), Joe Cocker (1944), Empress Matilda (1102), and Anthony Giddens (1938). After him are Graham Greene (1904), Edmund I (921), Bede (672), Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Edmond Halley (1656), and Jimmy Page (1944).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 16Before him are Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Roger Penrose (1931), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842). After him are Peter Higgs (1929), William Henry Bragg (1862), Henry Moseley (1887), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), George Paget Thomson (1892), and C. F. Powell (1903).