Discover the fascinating maths behind rainbows, rogue waves and many more applications that is being explored by researchers at the INI

If you've ever marvelled at a rainbow, you have witnessed dispersion in action!

Scientists at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton have carried out an experiment in which a pulse of light appeared to emerge from a cloud of gas before it even entered.

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