Edwin McMillan

1907 - 1991

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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 131,539 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Edwin McMillan is the 28th most popular chemist (down from 24th in 2019), the 321st most popular biography from United States (down from 194th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Chemist.

Edwin McMillan was most famous for the discovery of the first transuranium element, neptunium.

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Among chemists, Edwin McMillan ranks 28 out of 510Before him are Albert Hofmann, Emil Fischer, Justus von Liebig, Valery Legasov, William Ramsay, and Eduard Buchner. After him are Walther Nernst, Adolf von Baeyer, Henri Moissan, Otto Wallach, Tu Youyou, and Ilya Prigogine.

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Among people born in 1907, Edwin McMillan ranks 11Before him are Oscar Niemeyer, John Wayne, Mircea Eliade, Laurence Olivier, Hergé, and Alberto Moravia. After him are Baldur von Schirach, Rachel Carson, Jacques Tati, Yakov Dzhugashvili, Yang Shangkun, and François Duvalier. Among people deceased in 1991, Edwin McMillan ranks 13Before him are Miles Davis, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, and Graham Greene. After him are Gustáv Husák, Carl David Anderson, Soichiro Honda, Frank Capra, John Bardeen, and Michael Landon.

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Among people born in United States, Edwin McMillan ranks 321 out of 15,968Before him are Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Herman Hollerith (1860), James Madison (1751), Henry James (1843), and Anton LaVey (1930). After him are Ben Affleck (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Zachary Taylor (1784), Paul Simon (1941), Grover Cleveland (1837), and Rock Hudson (1925).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Edwin McMillan ranks 2Before him are Linus Pauling (1901). After him are Gertrude B. Elion (1918), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Kary Mullis (1944), Harold Urey (1893), Melvin Calvin (1911), Wendell Meredith Stanley (1904), Irving Langmuir (1881), Theodore William Richards (1868), John Howard Northrop (1891), and Gilbert N. Lewis (1875).