Stanley Milgram's name is forever associated with his famous obedience experiment that demonstrated just how far people will go to obey and authority figure. During his graduate years, he had spent some time working as a research assistant for psychologist Solomon Asch. As you might remember, Asch conducted a series of experiments that demonstrated how people conform in social groups. The researcher helped spark and interest in the topic of obedience and conformity, ultimately leading Milgram to perform his controversial experiment.
An additional interesting bit of trivia: Milgram and psychologist Philip Zimbardo (of the Stanford Prison Experiment fame) were high school classmates.
Learn more about his life, career, and accomplishments in this brief Stanley Milgram biography.