AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXV , No. 2, Fall 2003

 

Ether-Drift Interferometer
Ether-Drift Interferometer, as used by Morley and Miller in 1903-1905 The experiments made with this instrument, in Cleveland, gave negative results: no ether-drift was found. Einstein called these experiments decisive and based his entire theory upon the failure to measure an ether-drift by Michelson and Morley in 1887, and by Morley and Miller in 1904. From: Gravitation Versus Relativity, by Charles Lane Poor (New York; London: G.P. Putnam's Son's, 1922).Photo courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives.


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