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

MSTE Friday Lunches are paused indefinitely, but you can still find historical archives, including videos, on this site.


April 22, 2016 - 12:00pm



Talk Description: 

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.

Classroom 201
505 East Green St.
61820 Champaign , IL