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Robert S. Mulliken

1896 - 1986

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Robert Sanderson Mulliken (June 7, 1896 – October 31, 1986) was an American physicist and chemist, primarily responsible for the early development of molecular orbital theory, i.e. the elaboration of the molecular orbital method of computing the structure of molecules. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert S. Mulliken has received more than 130,308 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Robert S. Mulliken is the 168th most popular chemist (down from 148th in 2019), the 1,184th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,127th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Chemist.

Robert Mulliken is most famous for his work in developing the molecular orbital theory of chemical bonding.

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Among chemists, Robert S. Mulliken ranks 168 out of 509Before him are Paul D. Boyer, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Nicolas Leblanc, Roald Hoffmann, Hans von Euler-Chelpin, and Robert Huber. After him are Sophia Brahe, Katalin Karikó, Wallace Carothers, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, John Vane, and Rodney Robert Porter.

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Among people born in 1896, Robert S. Mulliken ranks 46Before him are Anastasio Somoza García, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Gottlob Berger, David Wechsler, Léon Theremin, and Tina Modotti. After him are Wallace Carothers, André Masson, Paulino Alcántara, Elsa Triolet, Mamie Eisenhower, and Nikolay Semyonov. Among people deceased in 1986, Robert S. Mulliken ranks 38Before him are L. Ron Hubbard, Leonid Kantorovich, Samora Machel, Stanley Rous, Lê Duẩn, and James Cagney. After him are Vincente Minnelli, Otto Preminger, Dean Reed, Michel de Certeau, Erik Bruhn, and Adolfo Celi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert S. Mulliken ranks 1,184 out of 18,182Before him are James Ivory (1928), Cliff Robertson (1923), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Irving Stone (1903), Bubba Smith (1945), and Clive Cussler (1931). After him are Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Scott Wilson (1942), Frank Sheeran (1920), Dennis Quaid (1954), Wallace Carothers (1896), and David J. Wineland (1944).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Robert S. Mulliken ranks 32Before him are Jerome Karle (1918), Paul Lauterbur (1929), Stanley Miller (1930), Paul Flory (1910), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), and Paul D. Boyer (1918). After him are Wallace Carothers (1896), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Arthur Kornberg (1918), Walter Gilbert (1932), Alan J. Heeger (1936), and Raymond Davis Jr. (1914).