Ep. 465: Exploiting Interfering Light

Electromagnetic radiation, also known as “light” is pretty handy for astronomers. They can use it to directly and indirectly observe stars, nebula, planets and more. But as you probably know, light can act like a wave, creating interference patterns tto teach us even more about the Universe.

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Show Notes

Visible Spectrum of light
Single Slit interference explainer video at Khan Academy
Double Slit experiments
How DVD and CD drives work
LIGO
LIGO detections
Interferometry
What is inteferometry?

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