The Ether Song

by Walter Fox Smith and Marian McKenzie

Disclaimer: The song below correctly gives the impression that it took decades for Michelson to accept the results of his famous experiment. However, it would be wrong to think that he languished in obscurity. He is widely regarded as one of the most skillful experimental physicists ever, and received the Nobel prize in 1907 for his contributions to interferometry.

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Tune: "Nancy Whisky" (traditional), harmonization by Ian & Sylvia

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