Albert Michelson

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Birthday
19, 1852
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 9, 1931 (78)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
19, 1852
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
May 9, 1931 (78)

About

Nobel Prize winning physicist who measured the speed of light, which laid the foundation for the Theory of Relativity. In his long and important career he also received he Copley Medal in 1907, the Henry Draper Medal in 1916 and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1923.

Before Fame

He spent two years as an ensign with the Navy completing a tour in the East Indies.

Trivia

His experiments led to him becoming the first ever American recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1907.

Family Life

His family moved to the U.S. when he was two, eventually settling in San Francisco.

Associated With

His work allowed Albert Einstein to come up with his revolutionary equation.