The one who determined the electron's charge
Birth till Death
- Robert was born on March 22nd, 1868 in Morrison, Illinois. And sadly passed away on December 19th, 1953 in San Marino, California.
- Nobel Prize-winning physicist.
- One of America's best-known scientists in the early 20th Century.
- A pioneering teacher and prolific textbook author.
- A university administrator.
- Science policy adviser.
- A fundraiser in support of scientific research.
Robert Andrews Millikan
- Enrolled at Oberlin College in 1887 where he developed a liking for problem solving and experimentation.
- Graduating in 1891, he stayed on at Oberlin for graduate school, supporting himself by tutoring.
- Received his master's degree in 1893
- Was given a fellowship by Columbia University
- Received his Ph.D. in 1895
- Did a year of postgraduate study in Europe.
- Discovered the radius of oil drops.
- Discovered the nucleus of an atom.
- In 1913, he published the value of the electronic charge.
- Measured the charge on an electron.
- Discovered that electrons orbit inside an atom.
Charge of an Electron: Millikan's Oil Drop Experiment