Edwin McMillan

1907 - 1991

Edwin McMillan

Edwin Mattison McMillan (September 18, 1907 – September 7, 1991) was an American physicist and Nobel laureate credited with being the first-ever to produce a transuranium element, neptunium. For this, he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Glenn Seaborg in 1951. A graduate of California Institute of Technology, he earned his doctorate from Princeton University in 1933, and joined the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, where he discovered oxygen-15 and beryllium-10. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin McMillan has received more than 109,494 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Edwin McMillan ranks 24 out of 473Before him are Wilhelm Ostwald, Albert Hofmann, Humphry Davy, Emil Fischer, Friedrich Wöhler, and Justus von Liebig. After him are William Ramsay, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Henri Moissan, Otto Wallach, Eduard Buchner, and Adolf von Baeyer.

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Among people born in 1907, Edwin McMillan ranks 8Before him are Astrid Lindgren, Claus von Stauffenberg, Katharine Hepburn, Oscar Niemeyer, John Wayne, and Mircea Eliade. After him are Hergé, Laurence Olivier, Alberto Moravia, François Duvalier, Jacques Tati, and Yakov Dzhugashvili. Among people deceased in 1991, Edwin McMillan ranks 6Before him are Freddie Mercury, Dr. Seuss, Vasily Zaitsev, Olav V of Norway, and Miles Davis. After him are Serge Gainsbourg, Carl David Anderson, Yves Montand, Graham Greene, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and John Bardeen.

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Among people born in United States, Edwin McMillan ranks 194 out of 12,171Before him are Orson Welles (1915), George Lucas (1944), John Cage (1912), Doris Day (1922), John Williams (1932), and B. F. Skinner (1904). After him are Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), James Madison (1751), John Ford (1894), Judy Garland (1922), Gary Cooper (1901), and Denzel Washington (1954).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Edwin McMillan ranks 2Before him are Linus Pauling (1901). After him are John Stith Pemberton (1831), Melvin Calvin (1911), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Theodore William Richards (1868), Harold Urey (1893), John Howard Northrop (1891), Irving Langmuir (1881), Gilbert N. Lewis (1875), Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), and Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904).