Chladni’s Architectures

| May 17, 2012

Ma believes that Chladni patterns must have been discovered before the 18th century. Millennia ago, he points out, the Chinese had already mastered the art of the “singing bowl,” a delicate bell made from a specific bronze alloy that could produce multiple tones at the same time. While there’s no documentation that Chladni patterns were used to measure the correct ingredients for the metallurgy, Ma hypothesizes that the instruments’ makers knew about the phenomenon.

via The real Da Vinci Code: Is a Scottish Da Vinci responsible for the Rosslyn melodies? – By Chris Wilson – Slate Magazine.