1951 McMillan Bio - Edwin M McMillan The Nobel Prize in...

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Edwin M. McMillan The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1951   Biography Edwin Mattison McMillan  was born on 18th September, 1907, at Redondo Beach,  California. He is the son of Dr. Edwin Harbaugh McMillan, a physician, and his wife, Anne Marie McMillan,  n é e  Mattison, who  both came from the State of Maryland and were both of English and Scottish descent. The boy spent his early years in  Pasadena, California, and obtained his education in that state. McMillan attended the California Institute of Technology, obtaining a B.Sc. degree in 1928, and taking his M.Sc. degree a year  later, then transferring to Princeton University for Ph.D. in 1932. The same year he entered the University of California at  Berkeley as a National Research Fellow. The thesis he submitted for Ph.D. was in the field of molecular beams, and the 
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