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The Golden Hall of the Musikverein, during the last rehearsal.
The Golden Hall of the Musikverein, during the last rehearsal.

Electromagnetic waves travel faster than acoustic waves. This is because the channel through which acoustic waves propagate is formed by air molecules, while the channel used by electromagnetic waves is the vacuum.

Let’s illustrate this with the example of a classical music concert broadcast on the radio, where the person at home, with the radio on, will always hear the signal from the instruments before the person in the front row. said concert. This curious phenomenon occurs because the microphones are closer to the instruments than to the people in the audience.

In this way, the process of transforming the acoustic waves of the instruments into electromagnetic waves and thus bringing them to homes – transforming these electromagnetic waves back into acoustic waves – takes less time than it takes for the acoustic waves of the instruments to reach the public. who attends the concert. From this fact, in which the vacuum and its fluctuations become the subject of study, Einstein reached his theory of relativity. Because the void is the substance of our universe, where “Nothing is everything and everything is nothing”, to say the principle of Buddhism, the philosophical and spiritual doctrine that is closest to Physics.

A book has just come out that tells us about these things, a didactic and very entertaining work that immerses us in the vacuum fluctuations that atoms contain and, with it, connects us with the electromagnetic waves by which living organisms communicate. The aforementioned waves can well be defined as the physical or material music that relates us, not only with other living organisms, but with ourselves, establishing an interior monologue that crosses our molecules and that puts our body into operation, creating a system of ideal coherence where all our organs cooperate with each other.

This is how Changlin Zhang, professor of biophysics at the universities of Hangzhou and Siegen, tells us in this book entitled The vibratory field, published by Atalanta. It is a holistic study that covers the entire vibratory field of living systems, a didactic work that goes beyond the frontiers of science to remind us, among other things, that Niels Bohr, founder of quantum physics, identified the dynamic equilibrium of invisible particles with the tai chi diagram, where white symbolizes yang and black yin, energies contained in the well-known sphere of oriental tradition that represents the generating principle of the universe. Because Bohr, carried by the currents of Eastern philosophy, moved on the frontiers of science with organic intention. He well knew that it is useless to learn the scientific method without grasping the scientific spirit, and that said scientific spirit is only grasped far from Western reductionism.

With this, Zhang tells us how Schrödinger, a physicist famous for using differential equations to explain how the quantum state of a physical system changes over time, approached Eastern philosophy without abandoning the scientific field.

As an example, Schrödinger pointed out the difference between a computer and the human mind, explaining the me from the perspective of Eastern thought, as a mere singular memory. From here, Schrödinger will define the recognition of the world as an accumulation of memory.

After reading Zhang’s book, we can affirm that we are more than molecules making up life, that is, we are a fold in the void wrapped in the fabric of events where, paraphrasing Heisenberg, different kinds of connections alternate with the purpose to keep memory alive in the present time.

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