Switching the Light: From Chemical to Electrical [Historical]

  title={Switching the Light: From Chemical to Electrical [Historical]},
  author={Massimo Guarnieri},
  journal={IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine},
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Published 17 September 2015
  • History
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
There are many good reasons to celebrate light besides the scientific achievements triggered by al-Haytham's work 1,000 years ago, which was described in the 'Historical' column in the last issue of IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine [1]. Long before Maxwell discovered the secret nature of light, mankind had learned how to manage it to improve life. Far back in the Stone Age, 1.5-0.5 million years ago, ancient progenitors of modern man were able to conserve fire and use it in many ways… 
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