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November 19, 2019

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: Mysteries of the Universe | Calculating Shape from Sound | by Shlomo Yao Dunyo [refresh]
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Shlomo Yao Dunyo wrote on Jul. 29, 2014 @ 20:48 GMT
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Video Description

In an attempt to unravel the mysteries of the universe by bridging the gap between General Relativity and Quantum Theory, a Mathematical Physicist along with his team are studying vases of flowers and the sounds that they make. That's only the starting point for something bigger. Can the same mathematical machinery that was used to calculate the shape of an object from its sounds, be applied to calculate the curvature of space and time?

Video Creator Bio

I'm an aspiring filmmaker who is incredibly passionate about education, specifically higher education and how it's going to evolve over time. I've spent the last few months interviewing students and professors, trying to find out what they're working on. I came across Dr. Achim Kempf's profile. After chatting with him for a few minutes and learning about his work in the field of Mathematical Physics, I was completely blown away.

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Florin Moldoveanu wrote on Jul. 30, 2014 @ 20:25 GMT
This is fascinating. Is there a paper available on the topic presented in the video?

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Shlomo Yao Dunyo replied on Aug. 4, 2014 @ 05:29 GMT
Hi there!

Here are two papers related to the video.

http://journals.aps.org/prl/pdf/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.1213
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http://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.3680v2.pdf

Thanks for your comment! Let me know any further thoughts you might have :)

Shlomo

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Alexander Roth wrote on Sep. 12, 2014 @ 21:50 GMT
Dear Mr. Yao Dunyo,

You have in interesting video with an interesting concept --- that of unifying the equations that describe our universe, relativity, quantum mechanics together with some of the more mundane challenges e.g. calculating shapes from the sounds objects make. My main comment would be that the treatment was very general and a little more specificity would have helped.

Wishing you best of luck in the competition. Should you have the opportunity, I'd greatly appreciate your review of my entry (Special Rel.....)

Best,

Alexander Roth

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Shlomo Yao Dunyo replied on Sep. 12, 2014 @ 22:37 GMT
Thanks for your review Alexander. I'll do that.

I think Dr. Achim refrained from getting too specific so as to appeal to a more general audience. But I see your point. He's written some papers on the topic, which go into enough detail.

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 15, 2014 @ 03:15 GMT
Excellent!

I really like the idea that's being explored here, and I will have to read the papers you referenced for Florin above, so I can get all the details. This is a fascinating line of research, and I imagine there will be some powerful insights that emerge from exploring the waveform/shape relation.

As it turns out; this relates to my video, because that relation is one of the angles I am exploring in my research into the Mandelbrot Set as an object of relevance to Physics. Each 'bulb' projecting off the main body of the Set is like a resonating chamber of a specific frequency, so that the Mandelbrot Set as a whole serves as a way to sort any vibrations emanating from the zero point into bins.

I imagine I will be contacting Dr. Achim for some further discussion about this, once I read the published papers. Thanks Shlomo for making us aware of this important work.

All the Best,

Jonathan

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Jonathan J. Dickau replied on Sep. 15, 2014 @ 03:33 GMT
Whoops...

I meant; I'll have to be contacting Dr. Kempf.

Thanks again,

Jonathan

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Erica Watson wrote on Sep. 19, 2014 @ 21:07 GMT
Hello Dr. Kempf!

What an exciting thing you've done! My favorite part of studying math and physics is undoubtedly discovering bridges between concepts, and as I began to piece together where you were going with your work with the vases, I couldn't help but grin ear to ear and clap my hands in delight! Wonderful stuff, and inspiring too!

I loved the way you talked about it in such easy to grasp terms, and with such contagious enthusiasm. Excellent job!

My dear friend James Walsh and I also created a video, if you'd like to check it out. It's called Never Bored, and we too are trying to get people excited about the study of physics. We very much welcome you to rate the video and enter the conversation on our page.

Thanks again for sharing your work! I hope we'll all be hearing more from you and your team.

~Erica

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 25, 2014 @ 23:57 GMT
I am hoping you will have time to rate and comment on my video..

Can the Mandelbrot Set help us understand the Cosmos?

Regards,

Jonathan

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