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Robert Andrews Millikan

1868 - 1953

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Robert Andrews Millikan (March 22, 1868 – December 19, 1953) was an American experimental physicist honored with 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 807,488 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Robert Andrews Millikan is the 67th most popular physicist (down from 56th in 2019), the 269th most popular biography from United States (down from 228th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 67 out of 717Before him are Mikhail Lomonosov, Peter Debye, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Lev Landau, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, and Otto Stern. After him are Emil Lenz, Roger Penrose, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Max von Laue, and William Rowan Hamilton.

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

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Among people born in United States, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 269 out of 18,182Before him are B.B. King (1925), Robert Peary (1856), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Leonard Bernstein (1918), John Quincy Adams (1767), and Claude Shannon (1916). After him are Rachel Carson (1907), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Robert Fulton (1765), Jesse James (1847), Irvin D. Yalom (1931), and P. T. Barnum (1810).

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Among physicists born in United States, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 3Before him are Richard Feynman (1918) and J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904). After him are Carl David Anderson (1905), Barry Barish (1936), Clinton Davisson (1881), John Bardeen (1908), Arthur Compton (1892), Joseph Henry (1797), Kip Thorne (1940), Owen Chamberlain (1920), and Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921).