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Apr8-09, 02:41 PM
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strong magnetic field will bend light.
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In classical electromagnetism, no. In QED, there are extremely small corrections which would make for photon-photon interactions, but they will not be such that light is bent, but rather scattered.

Extremely strong magnetic fields will however generate, in general relativity, some curvature (generate some gravity) and that may bend light theoretically. But we are talking about extremely tiny effects here, which, I would guess, are not open to experimental inquiry, as they are so terribly small.