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Albert A. Michelson Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1907

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Albert Michelson was the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize in the sciences.

Albert Michelson donated his Nobel Prize, as well as a portion of the money he received, to his Alma Mater, the United States Naval Academy. His medal can be seen in the USNA Musemu.

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Name: Albert Abraham Michelson
Birth: 19 December 1852, Strelno (now Strzelno), Prussia (now Poland)
Death: 9 May 1931, Pasadena, CA, USA
Institution: University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure"
Subject: nuclear physics
Portion of Cash: 1/1
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