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Speaker:
Helmut Hansen
Are Space and Time of Archetypal Design?: Introduction into the Physics of Mandala

Date: 2011-01-15 Time: 07:00 - 09:00 US/Pacific (8 years 1 month ago)
America/Los Angeles: 2011-01-15 07:00 (DST)
America/New York: 2011-01-15 10:00 (DST)
America/Sao Paulo: 2011-01-15 11:00
Europe/London: 2011-01-15 14:00
Asia/Colombo: 2011-01-15 19:30
Australia/Sydney: 2011-01-16 01:00 (DST)

Where: Online Video Conference
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Description

The physicist Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958) was one of the pioneers of quantum physics. In 1945 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle, underpinning the structure of matter and the whole of chemistry. Less well known is the fact that Pauli spent a lot of time in the study of archetypal patterns. Pauli conceived them as underlying principles of the physical world. He even suggested a research program in order to explore their physical meaning. This program never became reality.

In this lecture it is shown how the archetypal structure of a Mandala can be "read" in a physically meaningful way. According to this reading the structure of the Mandala represents a specific "space-time-picture". If this Mandala-Reading is taken seriously then the fundamental constant of c is actually given twice in two different geometrical modes. It is asserted that the discovery of this dual parametrization of c is the key in order to overcome Einstein's special theory of relativity. As Einstein wanted to understand the weird character of the constancy of light he tried to decipher this archetypal blueprint of the Universe ? without knowing that. The physics of the Mandala helps to comprehend what he did as he formulated his theory and why his theory was so overwhelmingly successful.