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Single Idea 20630

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / a. Electrodynamics]

Full Idea

Planck had assumed that light is emitted in quanta called photons. Einstein went further - light is photons.

Gist of Idea

Light isn't just emitted in quanta called photons - light is photons


Frank Close (Theories of Everything [2017], 3 'Light!')

Book Reference

Close,Frank: 'Theories of Everything' [Profile Books 2017], p.48

A Reaction

The point is that light travels as entities which are photons, rather than the emissions being quantized packets of some other stuff.