Sir Owen W. Richardson, emeritus professor of physics at the University of London and 1928 winner of the Nobel Prize for physics, died on February 15 at his home in Alton, Hampshire. His age was 79. After receiving his doctoral degree at Cambridge University in 1906, he was named professor of physics at Princeton University, a position he held until 1914 when he returned to England as Wheatstone Professor of Physics in King's College, University of London. In 1924 he became Yarrow Research Professor of the Royal Society and, simultaneously, director of the Physical Laboratory at King's College. In 1944 he was named emeritus professor of physics.

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