(1852 - 1931)
Albert Michelson was born in 1852 in Strelno, Prussia. A
physicist, the results of his experiment that accurately determined the
speed of light underpinned Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. Regarded as a key finding in scientific history, the
discovery was made on an instrument he invented and is used today to
measure the wavelengths of spectrums. He was the first American to win a
Nobel Prize for Physics (1907).
Sources: Dor LeDor