Sir Owen Richardson, F.R.S.: Nobel prizewinner in physics 1928
O.W. Richardson was a prolific scientist who published the first of his 133 papers, on the mechanism of thermionic emission, when he was only 22 and the last at the age of 74. This essay traces his development of the science of thermionics.
- Richardson, O.W.: Thermionic phenomena and the laws which govern them, Nobel Prize Lectures: Physics 1922–1941, 1965 (ElsevierLondon)
- Richardson, O.W.: , The Electron Theory of Matter, 1916 (Cambridge University Press)
- Richardson, O.W.: , The Emission of Electricity from Hot Bodies, 1916 (LongsmanGreen London)
- Foster, E.W.: `Sir Owen Richardson, F.R.S.', Nature, London, 1959, 183
- Wilson, W.: `Owen Willans Richardson', Biographical Memoirs, Royal Society, 1959, 5