Albert A. Michelson

Physicist, Academic

1852 – 1931

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Who was Albert A. Michelson?

Albert Abraham Michelson was an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. He became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in sciences.

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Born
Dec 19, 1852
Strzelno
Also known as
  • Albert A. Michelson
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Germans
  • Poles
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • United States Naval Academy
    (1869 - 1873)
  • Lowell High School
    ( - 1868)
Employment
  • University of Chicago
    (1892 - )
  • Case Western Reserve University
    (1883 - )
  • Clark University
    (1889 - 1892)
  • United States Naval Observatory
    (1879 - )
  • Instructor, United States Naval Academy
    (1875 - 1879)
Lived in
  • United States of America
  • Murphys
  • Virginia City
Died
May 9, 1931
Pasadena

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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