Albert A. Michelson

1852 - 1931

Albert A. Michelson

Albert Abraham Michelson FFRS HFRSE (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 360,049 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 93rd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Albert A. Michelson ranks 92 out of 659Before him are Rudolf Clausius, Clinton Davisson, William Henry Bragg, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, and Arthur Compton. After him are Arnold Sommerfeld, C. F. Powell, George Gamow, James Franck, Lawrence Bragg, and Eugene Wigner.

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Among people born in 1852, Albert A. Michelson ranks 9Before him are Emperor Meiji, Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Emil Fischer, William Ramsay, Henri Moissan, and Gojong of Korea. After him are Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Francisco Tárrega, Joseph Joffre, Charles Taze Russell, Alice Liddell, and William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Among people deceased in 1931, Albert A. Michelson ranks 8Before him are Khalil Gibran, Anna Pavlova, Gustave Le Bon, Lili Elbe, Otto Wallach, and Arthur Schnitzler. After him are Geli Raubal, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, George Herbert Mead, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Bhagat Singh, and Carl Nielsen.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Albert A. Michelson ranks 64 out of 930Before him are Rudolf Clausius (1822), Klaus Kinski (1926), Bolesław I the Brave (967), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Sigismund I the Old (1467), and Paul Ehrlich (1854). After him are Faustina Kowalska (1905), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Norbert Elias (1897), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), and John II Casimir Vasa (1609).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Albert A. Michelson ranks 7Before him are Marie Curie (1867), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), Otto Stern (1888), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), and Rudolf Clausius (1822). After him are Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), Eugen Goldstein (1860), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914).

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