Robert Andrews Millikan

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Robert A. Millikan
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Professor Robert Andrews Millikan
BornMarch 22, 1868
DiedDecember 19, 1953(1953-12-19) (aged 85)
NationalityFlag of the United States.svg United States
Alma materOberlin College
Columbia University
Known forCharge on the electron & advanced work on cosmic ray physics
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorMichael Pupin
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Doctoral studentsWilliam Pickering

Robert Andrews Millikan (March 22, 1868December 19, 1953) was an American professor of experimental physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1923 for his method of accurately measuring the electric charge through the Millikan oil drop experiment and for his work of the photoelectric effect. He was also the researcher on cosmic radiation.

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Millikan received the first-class bachelor's degree from Oberlin College in 1891 and a doctorate in physics from Columbia University in 1895. He was the first person to receive a doctorate from this university.

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