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Albert Michelson's Harmonic Analyzer: A Visual Tour of a Nineteenth Century Machine

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April 22, 2016
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April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

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In a glass case in the hallway of Altgeld Hall on the University of Illinois campus lies an all-but-forgotten machine -- a Harmonic Analyzer designed by Albert Michelson to perform Fourier Analysis. This presentation will describe the year long effort to memorialize this machine via the creation of a series of videos and production of posters and a coffee table book. No specialized knowledge will be necessary to appreciate this wondrous machine.

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Classroom 201
505 East Green St.
61820 Champaign , IL