What happens when single photons of light pass through a double slit and are detected by a photomultiplier tube? In 1801 Thomas Young seemed to settle a long-running debate about... continue reading
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Light is so common that we rarely think about what it really is. But just over two hundred years ago, a groundbreaking experiment answered the question that had occupied physicists... continue reading
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Thomas Young is best known to us today for the double slit experiment that showed light behaves like a wave. He also did some important, if a bit "was he insane?!" experiments about how the eye works...
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