Light & Optics
Neutron Stars: Cosmic Laboratories for Quantum Physics
Using light from a distant neutron star, scientists have observed a strange quantum phenomenon called vacuum birefringence.
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3D and Polarization at Home
Grab some 3D glasses for this home experiment
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James Roche is part artist, part skateboarder, part physicist, and full time funny man. This physicist and APS project coordinator knows how to make any experience fun and exciting. Physics after all, can be funny.
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Ask a Physicist: The Shapiro Delay
Adhersh from India, wants to know:What will be the behavior of light when it passes between two highly massive bodies?Adhersh,Let’s elaborate a bit on your question, to make it into that most powerful of theoretical physics tools: a thought experimen..