Awards & Winners

Albert Abraham Michelson

Date of Birth 19-December-1852
Place of Birth Strzelno
(Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Mogilno County, Gmina Strzelno, Poland)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Albert A. Michelson
Profession Physicist, Scientist
Albert Abraham Michelson was an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. He became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in sciences.

Awards by Albert Abraham Michelson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Albert Abraham Michelson.


Henry Draper Medal
(For his numerous and important contributions to spectroscopy and astronomical physics.)


Nobel Prize in Physics
(for his optical precision instruments and the spectroscopic and metrological investigations carried out with their aid.)
Copley Medal
(On the ground of his investigations in optics.)


Rumford Prize
(For his determination of the velocity of light, for his research on the motion of the luminferous ether, and for his work on the absolute determination of the wavelengths of light.)