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William L. McMillan

William L. McMillan (January 13, 1936–August 30, 1984) was an American physicist noted for his research of condensed matter physics. [1] [2] [3] McMillan was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Professor of Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.[2][3] He was also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences[3] McMillan received the 1978 Fritz London Memorial Prize for his work in superconductors.[3] The National Academies Press called him "the ablest condensed matter physicist of his generation".[2] The University of Illinois established an award in his name: The William L. McMillan Award.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Physics Illinois:Memorials:William L. McMillan
  2. ^ a b c National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs:V.81:WILLIAM L. MCMILLAN, BY P. W. ANDERSON
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Array of contemporary Physicists:William L. McMillan
  4. ^ University of Illinois:Winners of the McMillan Award
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