Quantentheorie

Quantentheorie

Is Light Both Wave and Particle?
Hendrik A. Lorentz to Einstein, 13 November 1921, reproduction

In some experiments light appears to be a wave; in others, like a current comprised of particles. In the early 1920s, Einstein thus considers a theory that unifies the two: light consists of light quanta, which transport the energy of light. These are conducted by a wave, which can be observed only indirectly, but provides for the wave properties of light. Lorentz sums up this theory after a conversation with Einstein and Ehrenfest in Leiden.

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