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In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson

1852 - 1931

 
 
In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 14, 2013
1. In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson Marker
Inscription. Class of 1873. While Instructor at the Naval Academy in 11879 made first accurate measurement of speed of light. Invented interferometer. First American scientist to receive Nobel Prize, for physics in 1907. Performed with Morley ether drift experiment basic to Einstein's theory of relativity. His Distinguished career is a continuing inspiration to midshipmen.
 
Location. 38° 59.006′ N, 76° 29.197′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Maryland Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is on the door of Sampson Hall on the USNA grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21402, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mahan Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Mahan Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Naval School (within shouting distance of this marker); Macedonian Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); HMS Macedonian Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The English Frigate “Augusta” (within shouting distance of
In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 14, 2013
2. In Honor of Albert Abraham Michelson Marker
On the left of the door to Sampson Hall

Sampson Hall Named in Honor of Rear Admiral William Thomas Sampson, U.S.N. Head of Department of Physics an Chemistry, Chief of Bureau of Ordinance, Superintendent of U.S. Naval Academy, Commander in Chief U.S. Naval Force North Atlantic Station during war with Spain - 1898.
this marker); The Tripoli Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Tripoli Monument (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Also see . . .  Albert A. Michelson - Nobelprize.org. (Submitted on June 18, 2013, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. EducationScience & Medicine
 
Michelson's Nobel Prize Certificate image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 15, 2013
3. Michelson's Nobel Prize Certificate
in the USNA Museum, Preble Hall
Photo of Michelson Drawing Himself image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 15, 2013
4. Photo of Michelson Drawing Himself
in the USNA Museum,Preble Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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