Robert Andrews Millikan

1868 - 1953

Robert Andrews Millikan

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 600,716 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 60th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 60 out of 659Before him are Hermann von Helmholtz, Otto von Guericke, William Gilbert, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Otto Stern, and Gabriel Lippmann. After him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, Mikhail Lomonosov, Johannes Stark, Carl David Anderson, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Peter Higgs.

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Among people born in 1868, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 7Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Maxim Gorky, Miklós Horthy, Fritz Haber, Karl Landsteiner, and Abdulmejid II. After him are Constantine I of Greece, Emanuel Lasker, Gichin Funakoshi, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Arnold Sommerfeld, and Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria. Among people deceased in 1953, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 7Before him are Joseph Stalin, Sergei Prokofiev, Edwin Hubble, Gerd von Rundstedt, Lavrentiy Beria, and Ibn Saud. After him are Django Reinhardt, Klement Gottwald, Carol II of Romania, Francis Picabia, Vladimir Tatlin, and Hans Fritzsche.

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Among people born in United States, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 205 out of 12,171Before him are Gary Cooper (1901), Denzel Washington (1954), Mel Gibson (1956), Frank Zappa (1940), Ezra Pound (1885), and Talcott Parsons (1902). After him are Herbert Hoover (1874), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Clark Gable (1901), Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Jack Kerouac (1922), and Billy the Kid (1859).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Robert Andrews Millikan ranks 2Before him are Richard Feynman (1918). After him are Carl David Anderson (1905), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), Arthur Compton (1892), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Barry Barish (1936), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929).