Tuesday, March 3, 2015

History's first photo of quantum mechanics in action

In 1921, Albert Einstein won his Nobel Prize not for the General Theory of Relativity, but for his assertion that light existed as particles simul­taneous with its existence as a wave — a pivotal step in Quantum Theory's evolution.
     Now for the first time, that dual embodiment of light has been photographed. How the picture was made is explained here, and in the video below.

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