Richardson, Lewis Fry, 1881-1953 (mathematician and pacifist)
- Existence: 1881 - 1953
Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953), physicist and meteorologist, attended King's College, Cambridge, 1900-03. He worked at the National Physical Laboratory, 1903-05 and 1908-09; the Meteorological Office, Benson, Oxfordshire, 1919-20; and the Physics Department of Westminster Training College, 1920-29; and was Principal of the Paisley College of Technology and School of Art, 1929-40. An outline summary of the career of Richardson, drawing upon Prophet or Professor? and the Royal Society obituary of Richardson by E. Gold, Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 9 (1954), is presented below. OUTLINE SUMMARY OF THE LIFE AND CAREER OF LEWIS FRY RICHARDSON FRS 1881 Born 11 October, Newcastle upon Tyne. 1894 Bootham School, York. 1898 Durham College of Science. 1900 King's College Cambridge. 1903 Student Assistant, National Physical Laboratory. 1905 Junior Demonstrator in Physics, University College Aberystywth. 1906 Chemist, National Peat Industries Ltd. 1908 Metrology Division, National Physical Laboratory. 1909 Married Dorothy Garnett. 1909 Sunbeam Lamp Company, Gateshead. 1912 Demonstrator and Lecturer in Physics, Manchester College of Technology. 1913 Superintendent of Eskdalemuir Observatory, Meteorological Office. 1916 Friends' Ambulance Unit, attached to 16th French Infantry Division. 1919 Meteorological Office, Benson, Oxfordshire. 1920 Physics Department, Westminister Training College. 1922 Publication of Weather Prediction by Numerical Process. 1926 Election to Fellowship of the Royal Society. 1929 Principal, Paisley College of Technology and School of Art. 1940 Retirement, research on wars and eddy-diffusion. 1953 Died 30 September.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Observations, notes and drafts, with related correspondence.
Papers and correspondence, including much photocopied material, collected by Oliver M. Ashford, Richardson's colleague, for his biography Prophet or professor? The life and work of Lewis Fry Richardson, 1985, and for his edition, with others, of Collected papers of Lewis Fry Richardson, 1993.