August 28, 2020

Flow of Light Discovery

Distinguished Professor Mordechai (Moti) Segev

Technion scientists to an unexpected breakthrough when they became the first to observe the branching behavior of visible light. Shining a laser beam into a soap bubble, Technion President Uri Sivan and Distinguished Professor Moti Segev expected the light to lose its structure, but the light waves intensified and divided like the branches of a tree. The surprising results, featured on a recent cover of Nature, could be applied to medicine and might also further the understanding of how light flows through space and time.