Richardson, O. W. (Owen Willans), 1879-1959

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Birth 1879-04-26
Death 1959-02-15
German, English

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Owen Willans Richardson was a physicist and contributed to the analysis of the molecular hydrogen spectrum. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics for 1928.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1907-ca. 1959]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122689500

From the guide to the O. W. (Owen Willans) Richardson papers, [ca. 1907-ca. 1959], Circa 1907-1959, (American Philosophical Society)

English physicist who pioneered the field of thermionics; also known for his work on photoelectricity, spectroscopy, ultraviolet and x-ray radiation, the electron theory, and quantum theory. Awarded the 1928 Nobel Prize for physics for his work in thermionics and for his discovery of Richardson's Law.

From the description of Papers, 1897-1959, (bulk 1920-1940). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122453056

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