Mulliken, Robert Sanderson (1896–1986)
US chemist and physicist awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his
fundamental work on chemical bonds
and the molecular orbital theory. Mulliken studied at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago, becoming professor
at the latter in 1937. He later worked on the development of the atom bomb
and devised a scale of electronegativity
of the elements.