Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Black Replica Ψ

While doing some provisional work on Arpanet’s ‘Quantum Transposition’ album I made a discovery I believe is worth sharing with you separately, lest its importance goes unnoticed in what will no doubt be a very lengthy article in its own right. Mind you, I’m sure it would have come to my attention a lot earlier if I’d had the correct format! But these things are probably meant to be and maybe some of you had already noticed anyway? Printed only on the CD itself there is the following equation.

The Ψ symbol used by Black Replica is unmistakable. Or is it, I'm only going from a scan, if someone can confirm it I would appreciate it. It may not be in the same typeface but it is does appear to be the symbol. This gives us a whole new context for it, one beyond mere speculation. The symbol certainly still represents the Greek word psi which represents the word or study of psychology as discussed before and this fits in well with the Black Replica image and content so far. But what it also now clearly represents is the Ψ particle. I could'nt find if the equation on the CD represents this particle but it led me to investigate if there was a connection between the symbol and mathematics. The particle was discovered in 1974 by a group led by Burton Richter at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, who named it as the Ψ particle. Unbeknownst to then, at about the same time in November 1974, the team of Samuel Ting at the Brookhaven National Laboratory found the same signal. They had dubbed their particle, J. It is now commonly known as J/Ψ and has remained a particle which has been studied intensively ever since. So important was this discovery that they jointly received the 1976 Nobel Prize. Why did the first group call it after a Greek letter you might ask? The odd coincidence was that a computer reconstruction of the decay of a J/Ψ particle looks just like the Greek letter Ψ. I’ve reproduced a picture of it for you.
Wikipedia says this about it
"The J/ψ is a subatomic particle, a flavour-neutral meson consisting of a charm quark and a charm anti-quark. Mesons formed by a bound state of a charm quark and a charm anti-quark are generally known as "charmonium". The J/ψ is the first excited state of charmonium (i.e, the form of the charmonium with the second-smallest rest mass). The J/ψ has a rest mass of 3096.9 MeV/c 2, and a mean lifetime of 7.2×10-21 s. This lifetime was about a thousand times longer than expected."
Interestingly the Greek Ψ, in biological terms, is also a symbol used to represent water potential.
I had been saving this up for my main Black Replica article sometime in the future but now seems like a suitable time to use it. But I stress here that you are free to make of this what you will as you’ll quickly see this belongs more in the realm of speculation. But I think we have learned by now that Mueller and co are more than capable of working on multiple conceptual dimensions at once. There are many levels beyond the surface of all great art.
Remember also that in the video and pictures the Ψ symbol appears on what appears to be a shield. There is an ancient rune symbol called the Algiz which is very similar in appearance to Ψ. I found the following interpretation for it.
Algiz: (Z or -R: Elk, protection.) Protection, a shield. The protective urge to shelter oneself or others. Defence, warding off of evil, shield, guardian. Connection with the gods, awakening, higher life. It can be used to channel energies appropriately. Follow your instincts. Keep hold of success or maintain a position won or earned. Algiz Reversed: or Merkstave: Hidden danger, consumption by divine forces, loss of divine link. Taboo, warning, turning away, that which repels.
Certainly the symbol caries multiple meanings for its users. Maybe these discoveries can be rewarded with some new Black Replica material soon? It's great to see Mueller keeping up the Drexciyan tradition of droppping hints and links between his records. As you can see from this post, I'm not finding them all straight away or maybe at all so please share them with us if you are.
Black Replica
This is a truly mind expanding Blog, which makes my explanations of particle physics etc look like the kidstuff it is.
More info on discovery of J/Ψ particle
Runes Info

This just in, some Dopplereffekt live videos from Athens, Greece. http://wastedsundays.blogspot.com/2008/05/dopplereffekt-bios.html


Anonymous Anonymous said...

quantum transposition it's one of the few cds i don't own, but seeing that formula it's pretty clear to me that's a wavefunction formula

i don't like referencing to wikipedia, so i suggest any undergraduate quantum mechanics books for a further reading

8:13 PM  
Blogger fatalerror said...

thanks, stephen.

do you know, where I can get dopplereffekt dates? I have found a booking website, but no dates there.

I think Heinrich is afraid to play in Berlin. ):

2:56 PM  
Blogger Luciano said...

As far as i know, that symbol also represents a trident form wich can be asociated to Shiva the hindu god.
This is what i found about the trident shape:

The Trident:
Trishula of Shiva is the symbol of the three functions of the Creator,
the Preserver and the Destroyer. This also represents the instrument of punishment
to the evildoer on all the three planes, viz. spiritual, subtle and physical.


Keep this blog up plase!


Luciano from Argentina

1:34 AM  

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