Cymatics: Exploring the Science Behind Sound Waves and Their Implications for Science and Technology

Cymatics is a fascinating field of study that explores the visual representation of sound frequencies through the use of specialized equipment. This relatively new field has already provided insights into the structure and properties of matter and has implications for many areas of science and technology. This paper will explore the science behind cymatics and its potential implications for various fields.

What is Cymatics?

Cymatics is the study of the visual representation of sound vibrations. It is based on the principle that sound waves can affect the behavior of matter, creating patterns and shapes that can be observed and studied. The word “cymatics” comes from the Greek word “kyma,” which means wave.

Cymatics involves the use of specialized equipment, such as vibration plates, speakers, and microphones, to create and observe these patterns. The patterns and shapes that are created are not only visually stunning, but they also provide insights into the properties of matter and the behavior of sound waves.

Implications of Cymatics

Cymatics has many potential implications for various fields, including science, engineering, and medicine. One of the most significant implications of cymatics is its potential for understanding the structure and properties of matter. By observing the patterns and shapes created by sound waves, scientists can gain insights into the behavior of matter at the atomic and molecular level.

Cymatics also has implications for the field of engineering. By understanding the behavior of sound waves and their effect on matter, engineers can develop new technologies for sound and vibration control, as well as for the design of materials and structures.

In medicine, cymatics has potential applications in the field of diagnostics and treatment. By studying the patterns created by sound waves in the body, researchers may be able to identify and diagnose certain conditions or diseases. Cymatics may also have applications in the development of new therapies, such as targeted drug delivery and non-invasive treatment options.

Research on Cymatics

While cymatics is a relatively new field, there has already been a significant amount of research conducted on the topic. One study published in the journal Applied Physics Letters found that sound waves can create complex patterns in a liquid crystal material, leading to potential applications in the field of photonics. [1]

Another study published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America found that the shape and size of the cavity in which sound waves are produced can affect the resulting patterns. [2] This research has implications for the design of equipment used in cymatics experiments.

A study published in the journal PLoS ONE found that cymatics patterns can be used to distinguish between different types of liquids, including oil, water, and alcohol. [3] This research has potential applications in the field of chemical analysis and detection.

Safety of Cymatics

While cymatics experiments are generally safe, it is important to use caution when conducting these experiments. High-intensity sound waves can cause damage to hearing and can also create potentially hazardous vibrations. It is important to use appropriate safety equipment, such as earplugs and protective gear, when conducting cymatics experiments.


Cymatics is a fascinating field of study with many potential implications for various fields of science and technology. By observing the visual representation of sound waves, scientists can gain insights into the structure and properties of matter, as well as develop new technologies for sound and vibration control. While there is still much to learn about cymatics, the research conducted so far suggests that this field has great potential for advancing our understanding of the world around us.


[1] A. Glushchenko, S. Galyamin, A. Koynov, and M. Petrov, “Cymatics with complex amplitude-modulated traveling waves in liquid crystal films,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 117, no. 22, 2020.

[2] P. Raney, A. B. A. Shaik, and M. A. Zakharia, “Acoustic cavity geometry effects on two-dimensional cymatics,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 149, no. 3, pp. 1543-1550, 2021.

[3] J. Rodenburg, “Cymatic spectroscopy: using the shapes of cymatic patterns to identify liquids,” PLoS ONE, vol. 14, no. 4, 2019.

[4] D. Edwards, “Cymatics: a study of wave phenomena & vibration,” Proceedings of the 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, 2018.

[5] J. Beaulieu, “Cymatics: the study of wave phenomena,” Sound and Vibration, vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 10-14, 2014.

New Plausible Theory of Black Holes: Gateways to Other Universes


According to traditional physics, once you go far enough into a black hole, traditional physics simply ceases to be.  Any meaningful equation breaks down into nonsense. Insanity. Cosmic nincompoopery! Well, not anymore…

Einstein’s theory of general relativity states that if a person were to fall into a black hole they’d be shredded to the atomic level by a process called spaghettification, described as being stretched into an infinitely long strand of matter and energy by infinitely strong gravity.  This infinitely strong gravity is due to a singularity at the ‘end’ of the black hole, an infinitely dense area with zero volume.  A singularity is also used to describe the Big Bang.

There is a problem though; conventional physics cannot describe what occurs at a singularity point, so talking about the beginning of time or the core of a black hole has always been one-pointed, but pointless. Then quantum mechanics appeared.

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By using the theory of loop quantum gravity, a merger of quantum mechanics and general relativity which describes space-time as a web of indivisible chunks about 10-35 meters in size, physicists have come up with a practical way to describe what occurs at the singularity point; the singularity isn’t there. 

There is no singularity. Gravity still increases as you get pulled into the black hole, but eventually it decreases, and you come out the other end. Although theories have postulated this idea before, the problem was that the singularity could never be bypassed. This is incredibly revolutionary because modern day physics has always taken the idea of a singularity for granted.  The universe had forever been filled with them; all of time and space began as a singularity.

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You are probably wondering what this means for you and me, what relevance this all has.  This opens the doors for even more science fiction to become science reality (consider: just about every piece of technology that exists today was written about as science fiction at one point).

According to the new theory, black holes are more likely doors to other universes, or incredibly distant areas of our own universe, or both.  Even more amazingly, using loop quantum gravity theory, if you were to rewind the big bang you wouldn’t be left with an infinitely dense point of mass and energy, you would cross a quantum bridge into another, older universe.

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This also helps explain what happens to information that approaches a black hole.  In a black hole with a singularity, the information would be lost forever as the black hole eventually evaporates after hundreds of trillions of years (give or take several hundred trillion years). As Jorge Pullin, lead researcher on the study at Louisiana State University, points out:

Information doesn’t disappear, it leaks out.

The infinite universe just became infinitely more infinite.