Stanley Miller

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Stanley Lloyd Miller
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Born(1930-03-07)March 7, 1930
DiedMay 20, 2007(2007-05-20) (aged 77)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materUniversity of California at Berkeley
Known forAbiogenesis
AwardsOparin Medal
Scientific career
FieldsChemistry
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
Columbia University
University of California, San Diego
Doctoral advisorHarold Urey
Doctoral studentsJeffrey Bada

Stanley Lloyd Miller (March 7, 1930 – May 20, 2007) was an American chemist. He was known for discovering the Miller–Urey experiment, which showed that complex organic molecules could be synthesised from inorganic precursors.[1] He was seen as the "father of prebiotic chemistry".[2][3]

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  1. Bada JL (2013). "New insights into prebiotic chemistry from Stanley Miller's spark discharge experiments". Chemical Society Reviews. 42 (5): 2186–2196. doi:10.1039/c3cs35433d. PMID 23340907.
  2. Bada JL, Lazcano A. Stanley L. Miller (1930-2007): A Biographical Memoir (PDF). National Academy of Sciences (USA). pp. 1–40.
  3. Lazcano A, Bada JL (2007). "Stanley L. Miller (1930-2007): reflections and remembrances". Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres. 38 (5): 373–381. doi:10.1007/s11084-008-9145-2. PMID 18726708.