quantum theory of light

quantum theory of light

[′kwän·təm ‚thē·ə·rē əv ′līt]
(quantum mechanics)
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Headline makers, along with the Saints, in 1908: Baden Powell starts the Boy Scouts; Olympic Games held in London; World's first airplane passenger flight takes off; Ford builds the first Model T car; Einstein presents quantum theory of light.
1908: Albert Einstein proposed the quantum theory of light.
Albert Einstein presented his quantum theory of light in 1908, the same year that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were killed and Geronimo died.
It is this latter aspect of Einstein's life that is reflected in the 60 essays presented here by Braun (executive director, Scientists for Peace and Sustainability and the International Network of Engineers and Scientists and Global Responsibility) and Krieger (president, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation) in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's publication of his special relativity theory and the quantum theory of light.
Glauber recalled that such anomalies and the 1960 invention of the laser inspired him to develop a quantum theory of light "to the fullest extent mathematically possible.
Part 3 contains articles on the quantum theory of light, non-abelian electrodynamics, and constancy of the velocity of light, among other topics.

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