Two Millennia of Light: The Long Path to Maxwell?s Waves [Historical] The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has desi

  title={Two Millennia of Light: The Long Path to Maxwell?s Waves [Historical] The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has desi},
  author={Massimo Guarnieri},
  journal={IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine},
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Published 19 June 2015
  • Physics
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies [1]. Those of us who remember the exceptional contributions to science made by James Clerk Maxwell can be led to believe that UNESCO's choice is related to the publication of A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field in 1865, 150 years ago. As a matter of fact, in his book, Maxwell was able to deduce the existence of… 

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