Robert Andrews Millikan


Robert Andrews Millikan


Millikan’s wife was passing through the hall of their home when she overheard the maid answering the telephone. “Yes, this is where Dr. Millikan lives,” she heard the girl say, “but he’s not the kind of doctor that does anybody any good.”


Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence.

Biographical Note: 

Robert Andrews Millikan was a U.S. experimental physicist. He was awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work, which included the first measurement of the charge on the electron.