Robert Andrews Millikan

1868 - 1953

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Robert Andrews Millikan (March 22, 1868 – December 19, 1953) was an American experimental physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 for the measurement of the elementary electric charge and for his work on the photoelectric effect. Millikan graduated from Oberlin College in 1891 and obtained his doctorate at Columbia University in 1895. In 1896 he became an assistant at the University of Chicago, where he became a full professor in 1910. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Andrews Millikan has received more than 936,487 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Robert Andrews Millikan is the 60th most popular physicist (up from 67th in 2019), the 215th most popular biography from United States (up from 269th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Physicist.

Robert Andrews Millikan was an American physicist who is most famous for his work on the photoelectric effect.

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Among physicists, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 60 out of 851Before him are Ernst Mach, Gabriel Lippmann, Thomas Young, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Ludwig Boltzmann, and Hermann von Helmholtz. After him are Maria Goeppert Mayer, Otto Stern, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, J. Hans D. Jensen, Eugene Wigner, and Johannes Stark.

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Among people born in 1868, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 8Before him are Maxim Gorky, Fritz Haber, Miklós Horthy, Abdulmejid II, Karl Landsteiner, and Constantine I of Greece. After him are Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Emanuel Lasker, Gichin Funakoshi, Fuad I of Egypt, and Arnold Sommerfeld. Among people deceased in 1953, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 8Before him are Sergei Prokofiev, Ibn Saud, Edwin Hubble, Lavrentiy Beria, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Francis Picabia. After him are Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, Mary of Teck, and Emmerich Kálmán.

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Among people born in United States, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 215 out of 20,380Before him are Carl Sagan (1934), Cameron Diaz (1972), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Richard Gere (1949), and John Quincy Adams (1767). After him are Quentin Tarantino (1963), Barry White (1944), Rocky Marciano (1923), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Adam Sandler (1966), and Priscilla Presley (1945).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 4Before him are J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Richard Feynman (1918), and Barry Barish (1936). After him are Carl David Anderson (1905), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), Willis Lamb (1913), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Ben Roy Mottelson (1926).