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Albert A. Michelson

1852 - 1931

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Albert Abraham Michelson FFRS HFRSE (surname pronunciation anglicized as "Michael-son", December 19, 1852 – May 9, 1931) was an American physicist known for his work on measuring the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, becoming the first American to win the Nobel Prize in a science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Albert A. Michelson has received more than 458,611 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Albert A. Michelson is the 79th most popular physicist (up from 92nd in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Poland (down from 64th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Polish Physicist.

Albert Michelson is most famous for measuring the speed of light.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Albert A. Michelson ranks 79 out of 721Before him are Charles Édouard Guillaume, Peter Higgs, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, George Gamow, Jean Baptiste Perrin, and Victor Francis Hess. After him are Owen Willans Richardson, Lawrence Bragg, Arnold Sommerfeld, William Rowan Hamilton, Edward Teller, and C. V. Raman.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1852, Albert A. Michelson ranks 8Before him are Henri Becquerel, Emperor Meiji, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Emil Fischer, William Ramsay, and Gojong of Korea. After him are Henri Moissan, Francisco Tárrega, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Joseph Joffre, Charles Taze Russell, and Alice Liddell. Among people deceased in 1931, Albert A. Michelson ranks 9Before him are Khalil Gibran, Anna Pavlova, Lili Elbe, George Herbert Mead, Geli Raubal, and Arthur Schnitzler. After him are Otto Wallach, Omar Mukhtar, Theo van Doesburg, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Carl Nielsen, and F. W. Murnau.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Albert A. Michelson ranks 67 out of 1,231Before him are Władysław III of Poland (1424), Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Walther Nernst (1864), Paul Ehrlich (1854), and Sigismund I the Old (1467). After him are Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Emanuel Lasker (1868), Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895), Bolesław I the Brave (967), and Maria Feodorovna (1759).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Albert A. Michelson ranks 6Before him are Marie Curie (1867), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), Rudolf Clausius (1822), and Otto Stern (1888). After him are Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Eugen Goldstein (1860), and Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803).