Particle, Wave, And Wonder

Particle, Wave, and Wonder

This month marks the birthday – May 10 -- of a little-known French genius who gave us an understanding of light that still informs how we see and recreate it.  "Nature does not dread difficulties of analysis” – Augustin-Jean Fresnel…

The Sun Is Googled

The Sun is Googled

       The purest patches of light are not seen in the sky but in a handful of quiet rooms in a museum on the banks of the Thames in greying old London.  I saw this light once and it burns…