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Title: The Rosslyn Code: Can Physics Explain a 500-Year Old Melody Etched in the Walls of a Scottish Chapel?

For centuries, historians have puzzled over a series of 213 symbols carved into the stone of Scotland’s Rosslyn Chapel. (Disclaimer: You may recognize this chapel from The Da Vinci Code, but this is rmore »eal and unrelated!) Several years ago, a composer and science enthusiast noticed that the symbols bore a striking similarity to Chladni patterns, the elegant images that form on a two- dimensional surface when it vibrates at certain frequencies. This man’s theory: A 500-year-old melody was inscribed in the chapel using the language of physics. But not everyone is convinced. Slate senior editor Chris Wilson travelled to Scotland to investigate the claims and listen to this mysterious melody, whatever it is. Come find out what he discovered, including images of the patterns and audio of the music they inspired.« less
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Title: The Rosslyn Code: Can Physics Explain a 500-Year Old Melody Etched in the Walls of a Scottish Chapel?
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Publication Date: 2011-10-19
OSTI Identifier: 1043245
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Wednesday Colloquium Series, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey, presented on October 19, 2011
Research Org: PPPL (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: Rosslyn Code
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
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System Entry Date: 2016-06-27