- Richard Phillips,1918–1988, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1965.
- Richard . 1918–88, US physicist, noted for his research on quantum electrodynamics; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1965
- American physicist who developed the theory of quantum electrodynamics, laying the foundation for all other quantum field theories. His approach combined quantum mechanics and relativity theory, and exploited a method using diagrams of particle interactions to greatly simplify calculations. For this work he shared with American physicist Julian Schwinger and Japanese physicist Sin-Itiro Tomonaga the 1965 Nobel Prize for physics.