Aether and the Michelson Morley Experiment

The majority of the scientific community throughout the 1800 assumed the existence of a medium for light to propagate, called the ‘luminiferous aether’. The existence of aether was famously disproved through the null result of an experiment conducted by Albert Michelson and Edward Morley in 1887.

These slides outline the Michelson Morley experiment and the properties of the luminiferous aether.

Keynote Slides