Robert Andrews Millikan
Robert Andrews Millikan (March 22, 1868 – December 19, 1953) was an American experimental physicist, and Nobel laureate in physics for his measurement of the charge on the electron and for his work on the photoelectric effect. He served as president of Caltech from 1921 to 1945.
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- The California Institute of Technology (CalTech) rose to prominence when Robert A. Millikan was called to Pasadena in 1921 as new university president. Millikan was known for his far-reaching ambitions both as a physicist and as a science manager. He put CalTech on the map as a top university by inviting the world's most renowned scientists for guest lectures and by hiring internationally distinguished scientists to new chairs. With theoretical physicist Paul Epstein, a pupil of Sommerfeld's, Millikan brought modern atomic physics to CalTech in the early 1920s, and with Kármán, he pursued the same strategy a few years later in order to lure the best available aerodynamicist from Europe to Pasadena.
- Michael Eckert (27 June 2007). The Dawn of Fluid Dynamics: A Discipline Between Science and Technology. John Wiley & Sons. p. 201. ISBN 978-3-527-61074-7.
- Science walks forward on two feet, namely theory and experiment.
- 1923 Nobel Prize lecture . Robert A. Millikan - Nobel Lecture: The Electron and the Light-Quant from the Experimental Point of View (PDF). Nobelprize.org. Retrieved on 30 January 2014.
- Cosmic rays
- Lecture to the British Association, 1928