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Albert A. Michelson Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1907

Award: "for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure"


Albert A. Michelson (1852–1931). Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division, digital ID cph.3b03435. Author: Harris & Ewing.

Albert A. Michelson and Arthur Holly Compton in 1927, after the latter received the Nobel Prize. Source: University of Chicago News.

Michelson with his second wife, Edna Stanton, and their three daughters Madeleine, Dorothy and Beatrice. U.S. Photo US Navy.

Michelson playing billiards. Photo U.S. Navy.

Ryerson Laboratory staff at the University of Chicago, 1926.Michelson (seated fifth from right) was one of the first occupants of Ryerson Physical Laboratory in 1892, when he began working at the University of Chicago as a professor of Physics and the first Head of the Department.
Author: unknown. Photo US Navy Nimitz Library.

Michelson using a spectrograph to test a diffraction grating, Ryerson Physical Laboratory, University of Chicago, circa 1920. Author: unknown
Photo US Navy Nimitz Library.

Albert A. Michelson (center) with (left to right) M.L. Humason, Edwin Hubble, C.E. St. John, Nobelist Albert Einstein, W.W. Campbell, and W.S. Adams in the library of the Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena, California, in early 1931. Author: unknown. Photo US Navy Nimitz Library.

First page of w:en:Albert A. Michelson's handwritten draft paper on the velocity of light, during his time in the U.S. Navy. Source: Physics Dept, Case Western Reserve University. Public domain, Wikimedia commons.

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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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