Owen Willans Richardson

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Birthday
26, 1879
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 15, 1959 (79)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
26, 1879
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 15, 1959 (79)

About

British physicist who won the 1928 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in thermionic emission, which is what led to Richardson's Law.

Before Fame

He earned a DSc from University College London in 1904 and was made a fellow at Trinity College.

Trivia

He worked as a professor at Princeton University from 1906 until 1913.

Family Life

He married Lilian Wilson in 1906, and they had two sons and a daughter.

Associated With

He taught scientist Clinton Davisson at Princeton University, and he later became his brother in law.