Abstract

Written by a physicist in the Michelson Laboratory with the assistance of the curator and the editor of the Michelson Museum, this sketch of the life and principal scientific contributions of Albert Abraham Michelson is presented with emphasis on his measurements of the velocity of light, ether drift, standard meter, and stellar diameters. The importance of Michelson’s work in relation to present-day physics is noted.

© 1973 Optical Society of America

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