Moments of Genius Turning points in the history of science

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Ben Miller's Moment of Genius ...

Aged just 22, a bold, young physicist dared to question Albert Einstein.

Rather than simply accept Einstein's theory that light was made of particles, GI Taylor put it to the test.

In an ingeniously simple and brilliant experiment, using just a candle, some smoked glass and a photographic plate, he laid the foundations for modern quantum physics.

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Wave-Particle Duality how can light be a particle and a wave.

About Ben Miller

Ben Miller studied for a PhD in Physics (specifically 'novel quantum effects in quasi zero-dimensional mesoscopic electrical systems') at Cambridge University. He is now a comedian. So much for a Cambridge education.

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