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Thomas Young (1773 – 1829)

Thomas Young (1773-1829) was an English scientist, physician and Egyptologist. He made important contributions toward deciphering the Rosetta Stone, has been called the father of physiological optics, and has made other significant contributions in the history of ideas,¹ but he’s … Continue reading


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Wave-Particle Duality – Micro concept with macro implications

The wave-particle duality refers to a contradiction that arises when we try to understand the nature of light. Light can be either a wave (energy) or particle (matter), depending on the way we observe and interpret it. Some even try … Continue reading


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Particles – “I want to be a particle of your light”

Embed from Getty Images A general view of ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) cavern and detector during a behind the scenes tour at CERN, the World’s Largest Particle Physics Laboratory on April 19, 2017 in Meyrin, Switzerland. In physics … Continue reading


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The Rosetta Stone – An important key to understanding the ancient world

The Rosetta Stone is a large gray stele naturally tinted blue and pink measuring almost four feet high, over two feet wide and almost a foot thick. It is a fragment of a larger, original stone, and was discovered in … Continue reading


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Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) was an Austrian physicist who attempted to overcome the apparent particle- wave duality with his now famous wave equation. Various interpretations of Schrödinger’s wave equation have arisen. For some, particles are seen as wave packets. Others suggest … Continue reading


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Interference

In the supposedly hard science of physics, interference can be observed when two or more waves of energy interact to create a disturbance in the same medium (e.g. electromagnetic, light, sound, water). Constructive interference can be observed when two or … Continue reading