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Fletcher, Harvey

Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1981 AD, at 96 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Pacifist


1884 - Born in Provo, Utah on the 11th of  September.

         - Educated at Brigham Young University.

1911-1916 - Chairman of physics department at Brigham Young University.

         - His dissertation research was on methods to determine the charge of an electron. This included the now famous oil drop experiment commonly attributed to his advisor and collaborator, Robert Millikan.

         - Fletcher was the Founding Dean of the BYU College of Engineering.

1923 - Millikan went on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics, in part for this work, and Fletcher kept the agreement a secret until his death.

1945 - President of American Physical Society.

1981 - He died on the 23rd of July, after a stroke.


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