December 30, 2008
Michelson-Morley Centennial Symposium 1987
New collection of videos and text from the Michelson-Morley Centennial Symposium 1987, which took place October 30-31 at Case Western Reserve University. The symposium commemorates not only the centenary of the Michelson-Morley experiment, but also the broad-ranging creativity of the men who performed it. Organized and coordinated by the Michelson-Morley Centennial Celebration (an Ohio non-profit corporation), the Festival has elicited the participation of thirteen of Cleveland's educational and cultural institutions in an extraordinary cooperative enterprise. (written by Dorothy Humel Hovorka)
Modern Physics in America derives from the theme from the original Michelson-Morley experiments in the summer of 1887. The focus on the symposium is the progress and research during the hundred years which separate the experiments and date the symposium. This point in time during the summer of 1887 has been referred to as the beginning of modern physics. Most of the major areas of physics are reflected in the symposium, including many world-renowned scientists.
The text in the collection includes the complete scan of a 22 page pamphlet, 'Modern Physics in America', published by the university for the symposium. This includes a forward by Dorothy Humel Hovorka, an introduction by William Fickinger and Kenneth L. Kowalski and the 'Celebration' essay by John Schoff Millis.