Emil Rupp, Albert Einstein and the canal ray experiments on wave-particle duality: Scientific fraud and theoretical bias

  title={Emil Rupp, Albert Einstein and the canal ray experiments on wave-particle duality: Scientific fraud and theoretical bias},
  author={Jeroen van Dongen},
  journal={Historical Studies in The Physical and Biological Sciences},
  • J. V. Dongen
  • Published 2007
  • Philosophy, Physics
  • Historical Studies in The Physical and Biological Sciences
In 1926, Emil Rupp published a number of papers on the interference properties of light emitted by canal ray sources. These articles, particularly one paper that came into being in close collaboration with Albert Einstein, drew quite some attention as they probed the wave versus particle nature of light. They also significantly propelled Rupp's career, even though from the outset they were highly controversial. This article reviews this episode, and in particular Rupp's collaboration with… Expand
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