FINALLY we get to the page that details one of the sciences that had me excited to do this story in the first place. The experiment being described here is a real thing, called Cymatics. Formalized by Ernst Chladni in the eighteenth century, cymatics is the study of the effects vibrational frequencies on fine particles, and has been around since the days of Galileo, at least.

The patterns displayed here are selected from the famous ‘Chladni array’, a series of patterns documented from Chladni’s experiments in the late 1700s. When I saw this video on youtube of user Matteo reproducing Chladni’s experiments I knew I had to include this in an Ellie Connelly story.

Fig 1. Chladni Array

Fig 1. Chladni Array

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