Michelson, Albert A.
|Birthname||Albert Abraham Michelson|
|born on||19 December 1852|
|Place||Strzelno, Poland, 52n38, 18e11|
|Timezone||LMT m18e11 (is local mean time)|
American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he became the first American ever to receive a Nobel Prize in the sciences, for his spectroscopic and metrological investigations, the first of many honours he was to receive.
In 1887 he and Edward Morley carried out the famous Michelson-Morley experiment which seemed to rule out the existence of the aether.
He died 9 May 1931.
Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 22.27.44 LMT
- Vocation : Science : Physics
- Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Michelson-Morley experiment)