View Full Version : Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Challenges Einstein

2009-May-02, 03:56 PM
On Wired (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/extremelaser/)

The photoelectric effect was the most famous effect to demonstrate that light can have particle character,” said Mathias Richter of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesansalt in Berlin, and lead author of the study published Monday in Physical Review Letters. “Now we come and say, even the photoelectric effect is better described in the wave picture of light if you apply these high intensities.

2009-May-05, 12:41 AM
Doesn't seem to challenge much of anything to me, especially since the 'wave-particle' bit is both about a set of probabilities, which seems to model the lot even better.

2009-May-09, 07:23 PM
Since the wave/particle result is defined by how the experiment is set up, it shouldn't be surprising that an experiment set up differently can get a different result.