Robert Millikan was born march 22 1868. he was a very intelligent man who valued hard work , Robert was so smart and intelligent that in his sophomore year of college he was asked to introductory level physics class. one day one of his classmates named J.j Thompson had discovered the electron , he was recognized everywhere in the science world and had a high academic rank . Robert, being so competitive decided to raise hi s rank as well so he decided to research the charge of an electron.what he did to find the charge was he conducted an experiment . the experiment was called the " the oil drop experiment " Robert used oil and electrodes . the oil would drop between the electrode, the force of the oil droplets passing through the electric field would be measured. Robert's experiment was a success and he raised his academic rank and is now recognized in the history of science and his role in science was very important .
there was a man who lived on quantum ave who was considered the initial founder of quantum theory his name was max Planck. while outside on a hot summer day he realized that when he was on his roof that it was hotter there than it was on the ground. max had formed had hypothesis that heat loses it mass when it has to travel farther from its source. he called it the radiation theory what he did to measure this was he used tools called oscillators to measure the wavelength . max's hypothesis was successful .