Archibald Read Richardson

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Archibald Read Richardson
Born (1881-08-21)21 August 1881
Died 4 November 1954(1954-11-04) (aged 73)
Fields Mathematics
Known for Littlewood–Richardson rule
Notable awards FRS (1946)[1]

Archibald Read Richardson FRS[1] (21 August 1881 – 4 November 1954) was a British mathematician known for his work in algebra.[2][3][4]


Richardson collaborated with Dudley E. Littlewood on invariants and group representation theory. They introduced the immanant of a matrix, studied Schur functions and developed the Littlewood–Richardson rule for their multiplication.

Awards and honours[edit]

Richardson was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society[1] on 21 March 1946.


  1. ^ a b c Turnbull, H. W. (1955). "Archibald Read Richardson 1881-1954". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 1: 223–226. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1955.0016. 
  2. ^ Turnbull, H. W. (1956). "Archibald Read Richardson". Journal of the London Mathematical Society (3): 376–384. doi:10.1112/jlms/s1-31.3.376. 
  3. ^ Turnbull, H. W. (2008). "Archibald R. Richardson". Edinburgh Mathematical Notes. 40: 31. doi:10.1017/S0950184300000343. 
  4. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Archibald Read Richardson", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews .