"Albert A Michelson: Modern Physics, Modern Art And The Birth Of Relativity: A Cleveland Story" Harsh Mathur At The Euclid Tavern Happy Dog

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Albert A Michelson: Modern Physics, Modern Art and the Birth of Relativity.

A Cleveland Story.

Albert A Michelson was the first Professor of Physics at Case School of Applied Science and in 1907 became the first American to win a Nobel Prize in Science. His six years in Cleveland were eventful - being marked by robbery, fire, a mental breakdown, institutionalization, a whopping pay cut and a night in jail amidst accusations of adultery. In 1887, with his friend Edward W Morley, he performed an experiment that in his eyes was a failure, but is now regarded as the experimental foundation for Einstein's theory of Relativity. In this talk Dr Mathur will recount the life and times of Albert A Michelson, and explain the significance of the Michelson-Morley experiment and its modern incarnations. A version of the experiment performed last year using quantum information and entangled atoms confirmed the result of the original with a billion times greater precision. Other works of Michelson, both major and minor, will also be touched upon, including his interest in art. All his life Michelson was an avid painter. In a tribute Einstein said he always considered Michelson an artist in science.
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By: Institute for the Science of Origins

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