EPFL to host International Year of Light celebration

By Antoine Pochelon. Published on 22 October 2015 in:
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On 5 December 2015, the EPFL will host an event to promote the progress and promise of light technologies and research. The program will mark the closing ceremony of the International Year of Light in Switzerland and will feature the latest in photonics as well as leading scientists to promote improved public understanding of the central role of light in the modern world.

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The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

By EPFL. Published on 30 March 2015 in:
March 2015, News, , ,

Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first- ever snapshot of this dual behavior.
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 …

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