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Experiments that try to contradict theories (but proved them)

  1. Dec 23, 2011 #1
    I'm looking for examples of Experiments by physicists who tried to prove a theory wrong, but
    ended up with results that agree with theory.
    I'm not talking about experiments that were done on a widely accepted theory.

    for example, Robert Milikan's experiment of the photoelectric effect.

    Thank you!
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    How about the other way round? For example the measurements that were intended to determine the amount by which the universe was slowing down but ended up showing that it is expanding?
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  5. Dec 23, 2011 #4

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    How about Ives and Stillwell?
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