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Michelson-Morley Experiment

 
 
Michelson-Morley Experiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 27, 2008
1. Michelson-Morley Experiment Marker
Inscription. Near this spot, in July 1887, Dr. Albert A. Michelson of Case and Dr. Edward W. Morley of Western Reserve University conducted the world-famous Michelson-Morley experiment, one of the outstanding scientific achievements of the 19th century and a cornerstone of modern physics. In commemoration, this tablet has been set in stone by both colleges on December 19, 1952, the 100th anniversary of Dr. Michelson's birth.
 
Erected 1952 by Case Western Reserve University.
 
Location. 41° 30.244′ N, 81° 36.504′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker can be reached from Adelbert Road. Click for map. Marker is in the middle of the quad on the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frances Payne Bolton (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cozad-Bates House / Anti-Slavery and Abolition (approx. 0.4 miles away); University Circle (approx. half a mile away); The Arthur G. McKee House (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane
Michelson-Morley Experiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 27, 2008
2. Michelson-Morley Experiment Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles Waddell Chesnutt (approx. 0.6 miles away); Federation of India Community Association (approx. 0.8 miles away); L. Pearl Mitchell (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Also see . . .  Michelson-Morley Experiment. “This movie simulates the set-up used in the Michelson-Morley experiment, including the non-existent aether wind they were trying to detect! The basic idea is to detect the time difference between light going ‘upstream then downstream’ and light going ‘across shore and back’.” (Submitted on September 28, 2008.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,587 times since then and 8 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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