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light wave particle
2015-03-02 09:09:45

Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle.

quantum physics
2014-12-19 14:06:20

Says guys who eat, sleep and breathe quantum physics.

2013-11-01 11:10:04

For the past eight years, two French researchers have been bouncing droplets around a vibrating oil bath and observing their unique behavior.

2013-07-29 16:42:20

In the early days of quantum physics, in an attempt to explain the wavelike behavior of quantum particles, the French physicist Louis de Broglie proposed what he called a "pilot wave" theory.

2013-03-14 11:12:37

The precise methodology of Richard Feynman's famous double-slit thought-experiment – a cornerstone of quantum mechanics that showed how electrons behave as both a particle and a wave – has been followed in full for the very first time.

2013-02-11 15:27:00

Matter wave interferometry has a long standing tradition at the University of Vienna, where the first quantum interference of large molecules has already been observed in 1999.

2012-04-05 21:22:32

Scientists at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge have used light to help push electrons through a classically impenetrable barrier.

2012-03-29 00:11:57

Quantum theory describes the world of atoms very precisely.

2012-03-26 13:12:50

The quantum physics of massive particles has intrigued physicists for more than 80 years, since it predicts that even complex particles can exhibit wave-like behavior – in conflict with our everyday ideas of what is real or local.


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