E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2
Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.
Now, 84 years after the process was first theorized, some researchers reckon they're going to be able to do it - and they're about to start the experiment.
It's called the Breit-Wheeler process, and it all has to do with E=mc2.
The process was first described in 1934, by a pair of physicists named Gregory Breit and John A. Wheeler, in the journal Physical Review.
In their paper, Breit and Wheeler proposed that, if you smas