(Stanford School of Engineering) The researchers tricked photons – which are intrinsically non-magnetic – into behaving like charged electrons. They accomplished this by sending the photons through carefully designed mazes in a way that caused the light particles to behave as if they were being acted upon by what the scientists called a “synthetic” or “artificial” magnetic field.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/ssoe-wiw021920.php