Vorticity in optical astronomy

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I fusilli di luce del dottor Fabrizio Tamburini

Fabrizio Tamburini, precarious researcher of the Department of Astronomy at the University of Padua, made a sensational discovery that can change the way you look in astronomy, but that will have important implications in other fields, from medicine to Digital Terrestrial.

Tamburini’s theory is based on the concept of vorticity optical developed many years ago by Ettore Majorana. The vorticity is a particular optical properties of light thanks to which it can twist and drag the material particles in a vortex. Therefore, the phenomenon was also baptized with the bizarre names of “fusilli light” or “particles drunk.”

According to the theory developed by Tamburini if it gives the light a certain optical vorticity you get a capacity of optical instruments such as telescopes and microscopes. And the resolving power of any optical instrument increases by more than an order of magnitude: this means that, for example, if they apply the vorticity optic to the Hubble telescope, which has a diameter of 2.4 meters, it may look like the stars if you were using a telescope with a 24-meter opening.

And the theory of Tamburini can be applied not only to optical instrumentation, but also to radio waves, in this way it will be possible to fit in a single frequency up to 100 channels, such as the digital terrestrial, against the current 5.
Despite a discovery nomination for the Nobel Prize, Tamburini remains a precarious.


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