Owen Willans Richardson

1879 - 1959

Owen Willans Richardson

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 93,941 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 85th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 85 out of 659Before him are Jean Baptiste Perrin, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Dennis Gabor, Victor Francis Hess, Edward Teller, and John Bardeen. After him are Rudolf Clausius, Clinton Davisson, William Henry Bragg, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, and Arthur Compton.

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Among people born in 1879, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 11Before him are Kazimir Malevich, Franz von Papen, Otto Hahn, Emiliano Zapata, Emperor Taishō, and Max von Laue. After him are Francis Picabia, Alma Mahler, Ottorino Respighi, Milutin Milanković, Symon Petliura, and Hans Luther. Among people deceased in 1959, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 7Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright, Ante Pavelić, Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Stepan Bandera, George Marshall, and Raymond Chandler. After him are Billie Holiday, Gérard Philipe, Camilo Cienfuegos, Boris Vian, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Adolf Windaus.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 231 out of 5,347Before him are Joe Cocker (1944), Anna Wintour (1949), Francis Galton (1822), James George Frazer (1854), Bede (672), and Andrew Carnegie (1835). After him are Ben Kingsley (1943), William Henry Bragg (1862), Anne Brontë (1820), Richard Cromwell (1626), William Morris (1834), and Henry I of England (1068).

Among PHYSICISTS In United Kingdom

Among physicists born in United Kingdom, Owen Willans Richardson ranks 16Before him are Thomas Young (1773), James Chadwick (1891), William Gilbert (1544), Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869), Peter Higgs (1929), and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842). After him are William Henry Bragg (1862), C. F. Powell (1903), Charles Glover Barkla (1877), George Paget Thomson (1892), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), and Roger Penrose (1931).