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  1. Albert Abraham Michelson. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1907. Born: 19 December 1852, Strelno, Prussia (now Strzelno, Poland) Died: 9 May 1931, Pasadena, CA, USA. Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

  2. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, becoming the first American to win the Nobel Prize in a science. He was the founder and the first head of the physics departments of Case School of Applied Science (now Case Western Reserve University ) and the University of Chicago .

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  3. A.A. Michelson German-born American physicist who established the speed of light as a fundamental constant and pursued other spectroscopic and metrological investigations. He received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Physics.

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  5. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1907 was awarded to Albert Abraham Michelson "for his optical precision instruments and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations carried out with their aid" To cite this section MLA style: The Nobel Prize in Physics 1907. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2024.

  6. Feb 22, 2017 · He was the second American citizen, and the first American scientist, to become a Nobel Laureate, receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1907. Michelson made great strides in the field of physics. His precise measurements of the velocity of light, itself a major scientific contribution, made possible Einstein's theory of relativity.

  7. MICHELSON, ALBERT ABRAHAM (19 Dec. 1852-9 May 1931), the first American to win a Nobel prize in the sciences (physics, 1907), was born in Strelno, Prussia (Strzelno, Poland), the son of Rosalie (Przylubska) and Samuel Michelson. He came to America with his parents in 1855.

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