Earth, Ether, Light
Lecture no. 45 from the course: Physics and Our Universe
Taught by Professor Richard Wolfson | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Review the famous Michelson-Morley experiment, which was designed to detect the motion of Earth relative to a conjectured "ether wind" that supposedly pervaded all of space. The failure to detect any such motion revealed a deep-seated contradiction at the heart of physics.