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Nationality  American
Name  Roscoe Dickinson
Fields  Chemist
Role  Chemist

Institutions  Caltech
Known for  X-ray crystallography
Alma mater  MIT and Caltech
Born  May 3, 1894 Brewer, Maine, USA (1894-05-03)
Doctoral students  Linus Pauling Richard M. Noyes Arnold Orville Beckman
Died  July 13, 1945, Pasadena, California, United States
Education  California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Notable students  Linus Pauling, Arnold Orville Beckman
Similar People  Linus Pauling, Arthur Amos Noyes, Arnold Orville Beckman, Richard C Tolman, Arnold Sommerfeld

Doctoral advisor  Arthur Amos Noyes

Roscoe Gilkey Dickinson (May 3, 1894 – July 13, 1945) was a U.S. chemist, known primarily for his work on X-ray crystallography. As professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he was the doctoral advisor of Nobel laureate Linus Pauling and of Arnold O. Beckman, inventor of the pH meter.

Dickinson received his undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, in 1920, became the first person to receive a PhD from Caltech (which had recently changed its name from Throop College). For his dissertation he had studied the crystal structures of wulfenite, scheelite, sodium chlorate, and sodium bromate. His graduate advisor was Arthur Amos Noyes.

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