1905 - - Albert Einstein finishes his scientific paper detailing his Quantum Theory of Light
, one of the foundations of modern physics.
I do not want to wander through the quantum theory of light
, though it is magnificent.
Loudon, The Quantum Theory of Light
, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2000.
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
. Born in 1908: Don Bradman, James Stewart.
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.
(10.) For caveats against this attitude see Rodney Loudon, The Quantum Theory of Light
, 3rd ed.
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." The result was a theoretical framework for what's known today as quantum optics--a burgeoning field with technological offshoots ranging from advanced lasers to new methods of computation and communication.
Part 3 contains articles on the quantum theory of light
, non-abelian electrodynamics, and constancy of the velocity of light, among other topics.