Michelson, Albert A.

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Name
Michelson, Albert A. Gender: M
Albert Abraham Michelson
born on 19 December 1852
Place Strzelno, Poland, 52n38, 18e11
Timezone LMT m18e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 27°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif



Albert A. Michelson

Biography

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.


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Events

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 22.27.44 LMT

Categories

  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Michelson-Morley experiment)