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Morley
  (môr'lē)   
American chemist and physicist who with Albert Michelson disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. Their work served as the starting point for Albert Einstein's development of the theory of relativity.
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Morley, Edward Williams

American chemist who is best known for his collaboration with the physicist A.A. Michelson in an attempt to measure the relative motion of the Earth through a hypothetical ether

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