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Morley, Edward Williams (1838–1923)




Edward Morley
American scientist who worked on the relative densities of oxygen and hydrogen, but is best known for his role in the Michelson-Morley experiment. This experiment, carried out with Albert Michelson, demonstrated the absence of a hypothetical substance called the "ether", which had been supposed to pervade the Universe and carry light waves.


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