Robert Andrews Millikan

Robert Andrews Millikan (Mairch 22, 1868 – December 19, 1953) wis an American experimental pheesicist honoured wi the Nobel Prize for Pheesics in 1923 for the meisurment o the elementar electronic chairge an for his wirk on the photoelectric effect.

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Robert A. Millikan
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BornRobert Andrews Millikan
22 Mairch 1868(1868-03-22)
Morrison, Illinois, U.S.
Died19 December 1953(1953-12-19) (aged 85)
San Marino, Californie, U.S.
NaitionalityUnitit States
Alma mater
Kent for
Hauf-marrae(s)Greta née Blanchard
Scientific career
ThesisOn the polarization of light emitted from the surfaces of incandescent solids and liquids. (1895)
Doctoral advisor
Other academic advisorsMihajlo Pupin
Albert A. Michelson
Walther Nernst
Doctoral students
Militar career
Service/branchUnitit States Airmy[4]
Years o service1917–1918
RankLieutenant Colonel
UnitAviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps
SignaturRobert Andrews Milliken signature.svg


  1. "Comstock Prize in Physics". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
  2. "Millikan, son, aide get medals of merit". New York Times. March 22, 1949. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  3. Physics Tree profile Robert A Millikan
  4. Bates, Charles C. & Fuller, John F. (July 1, 1986). "Chapter 2: The Rebirth of Military Meteorology". America's Weather Warriors, 1814–1985. Texas A&M University Press. pp. 17–20. ISBN 978-0890962404.
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