Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Duality


In 1801, Thomas Young's  revolutionary Double Slit Experiment changed physics forever by proving that light is both a particle or a wave, depending on how one changed the parameters of the experiment at hand. From that day onward, researchers have tried to image the particle/wave nature of light in real time, a notion considered all but impossible to do, until now. 




Seen above is the duality of light captured in living "color", something Thomas Young would have appreciated without question. :) Seen below is a cool video showing how the scientists did the deed.


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