The Nobel Prize in Physics 1923
|California Institute of Technology (Caltech)|
Pasadena, CA, USA
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|Robert A. Millikan|
|Born||Robert Andrews Millikan |
22 March 1868
Morrison, Illinois, USA
|Died||December 19, 1953 (aged 85) |
San Marino, California, USA
|Institutions||University of Chicago |
California Institute of Technology
|Alma mater||Oberlin College |
|Doctoral advisor||Michael I. Pupin |
|Doctoral students||Chung-Yao Chao |
Robley D. Evans
C. C. Lauritsen
|Known for||Charge of the electron |
Advanced cosmic ray physics
|Notable awards||Comstock Prize (1913) |
Nobel Prize in Physics (1923)
Franklin Medal (1937)
Famous statements"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom. The glib supposition of utilizing atomic energy when our coal has run out is a completely unscientific Utopian dream, a childish bug-a-boo. Nature has introduced a few fool-proof devices into the great majority of elements that constitute the bulk of the world, and they have no energy to give up in the process of disintegration." - 1928 at the Chemists' Club (New York)
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- Kargon, Robert H. (1977), "The Conservative Mode: Robert A. Millikan and the Twentieth-Century Revolution in Physics", Isis, vol. 68 no. 244, pp. 509–526.
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