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Michelson

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/ ˈmaɪ kəl sən /
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noun

Albert Abraham, 1852–1931, U.S. physicist, born in Prussia (now Poland): Nobel prize 1907.

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British Dictionary definitions for Michelson

Michelson
/ (ˈmaɪkəlsən) /

noun

Albert Abraham. 1852–1931, US physicist, born in Germany: noted for his part in the Michelson-Morley experiment: Nobel prize for physics 1907
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Scientific definitions for Michelson

Michelson
[ mīkəl-sən ]
Albert Abraham 1852-1931

German-born American physicist who (with Edward Morley) disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. Their work served as the starting point for Albert Einstein's development of the theory of relativity.
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