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Norbert Werner is the leader of the “Lendület Hot Universe” research group at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, an associate professor (Docent) in the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and a specially appointed associate professor in the School of Science at Hiroshima University, Japan.
Have you ever looked at a flame dancing in the air and asked yourself what a flame really is? For instance, what happens when we burn firewood (matter) and thus change it to light and heat (energy). Simply speaking, when you ask such questions you are wondering about two physical quantities, light and matter. Clearly many over the history of time have thought about the interaction between light and matter, and some have thought more in depth in order to understand the basic phenomenon related to this interaction.