Monday, August 22, 2005

Controlling Speed of Light after 100 yrs of E=MC2

In an recent post at Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends (http://www.primidi.com/2005/08/20.html#a1280), their has been good discussion on the new research by researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, who claim that light can travel faster than light!.
Their are even comments from the author's of the paper which has been published in Applied Physics Letters in its August 22, 2005 issue under the name "Optically controlled slow and fast light in optical fibers using stimulated Brillouin scattering" (Volume 87, Issue 8, Article 081113).
Author also says, "I just want to mention that what we have just reported experimentally was already predicted theoretically and fully explained during the 1910s by Leon Brillouin and Arnold Sommerfeld. Nothing new and no paradox, there is nothing magic behind and no theory needs to be revisited."
And this experiment doesnot voilates The Einstein's laws of relativity. which is celebrating its Hunderedth Anniversary.(http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/18/1935225&from=rss)
As tribute, NOVA has gone live this month with a Web site that features exclusive content and podcasts from ten of the worlds top physicists providing much useful content on the given topic and Einstein.
Site Link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/
One of the Intersting quotes by Einstein (picked from above site)
what I Often Wondered,
"Why is that nobody understands me, and everybody likes me"

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