Albert Abraham Michelson

Albert Abraham Michelson

Birth
Strzelno, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland
Death 9 May 1931 (aged 78)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 25254996 · View Source
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Physicist. Born in Strzelno, Kingdom of Prussia, in what is now Poland, he and his family immigrated to the United States when he was two years old. Appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to the United States Naval Academy in 1869, he began his experiments into the speed of light while there. He was later a professor at Clark University and the University of Chicago. In 1907, he became the first American to receive a Nobel Prize in the sciences when he was given the award in Physics "for his optical precision instruments and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations carried out with their aid". He was elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1970.

Bio by: Garver Graver



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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 14 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25254996
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Abraham Michelson (19 Dec 1852–9 May 1931), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25254996, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.