How does Light Work?

Let there be light...

Published in: Science
Date: 23 / 03 / 17

Some of the brightest minds in the history of science have focused their powerful intellects on the subject of light. Albert Einstein tried to imagine what it would be like to ride on a beam of light. "What if one were to run after a ray of light?" he asked. "What if one were riding on the beam? … If one were to run fast enough, would it no longer move at all?"

Einstein, though, is getting ahead of the story. To appreciate how light works, we have to put it in its proper historical context. Our first stop is the ancient world, where some of the earliest scientists and philosophers pondered the true nature of this mysterious substance that stimulates sight and makes things visible...

Faisal Amjad

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I am a history buff and love all things business!

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