Professor Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in physics, visits the CymaScope lab

Professor Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in physics, said of the CymaScope instrument to John Stuart Reid,“Having watched one of your lectures I think your (re) discovery is going to be of great importance to the future of physics”.

Subsequently, in his lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine, in July 2018, Professor Josephson presented a CymaScope video that may show water’s ability to remember a sonic input frequency. He said, “Water exhibits remarkable structural and dynamic properties, including the ‘biological signal’ revealed by the investigations of Beneviste and Montagnier and the complex acoustically-induced structures in water revealed by the CymaScope. Organised dynamical behaviour is more the province of biology than of physics and will require different tools of investigation than are standard in physics. The CymaScope may be one such tool. It is not just a new scientific instrument but new science as well and I suspect a new field of maths.”

In August 2019 Professor Josephson visited the CymaScope lab where John Stuart Reid showed several videos, including that of submerged air bubbles in water, excited by low frequency sound, which exhibit life-like behaviour in that they appear to chase each other around the CymaScope’s cuvette while a cymatic pattern forms on their spheroidal surfaces. The experiment was designed to begin to shed light on the origin of life, around hydrothermal vents in the primordial oceans. The research video captured Professor Josephson’s interest and he commented, “This may help to clarify the way intelligence emerges in nature”. It will be shown at the Water Conference in October 2019, at Bad Solen, Germany, where John Stuart Reid will present on the subject of abiogenesis (the origins of life), among other topics.

A musical piece created by Professor Josephson entitled, “Sweet and Sour Harmony” is to be made visible in water, by CymaScope instrument, as a future project that marries art and science.

Professor Josephson’s interesting and inventive music can be found at this link: