The Labyrinth

Feynman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Artistic Concept:

 

Oil 14 – The Labyrinth ( of Feynman [1918-1988] )

2009 - ( 50 x 50 cm )

 

   Scientific Concept:

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     The Quantum Mechanics presents us with very different concepts. Between probabilities, uncertainties, wave functions, and specially the wave-particle duality, all of that are quite radical new ideas that transform our vision of reality, capable to lead any classical and traditional physicist in to dizziness, hard to convince and to convert.

     These principles capture the essence of Quantum Mechanics. Properties that normally are above any suspicion, for example, the definition of the position, speed, time and energy of a quantum object, is now seen as mere fluctuations, uncertain, undefined probabilities.    

     This current labyrinth where Physics is today has raised enormous constraints to the advance of this science. To quote Richard Feynman: "Nobody understands Quantum Mechanics'. Understanding the exact reason why the quantum entities such as electrons and photons have both a dual behavior - sometimes showing undulatory characteristics, sometimes behaving like particles -, would be a lighting miracle to the comprehension and understanding of this microcosmic world.

     The quantum physicist advise us to accept Nature just like the way it is. However, we must not fail to fall in to this current of mystical connotation and indetermination concepts of the quantum world, judging, from the beginning, these experiences as instantly illogical and impossible to understand.  Some scientists also give quantum science other descriptions, more dramatic, such as bizarre, absurd and irrational.

     We should not let ourselves be seduced and surrender completely by these new concepts, without even trying to fit them into a coherent relationship.

      The compromise between the concept of ‘wave’ and ‘corpuscle’ becomes a relationship almost impossible to assimilate and overcome, a concept incompatible with the human spirit. 

     However, and believing in Einstein’s words: "God does not play dice ', so there must be a very rational and logical explanation for this whole process.

     Between the darkness and light, there really is a logical solution to exit this labyrinth...

 

 

   Literary Concept:

 

 

“The pessimist complains about the wind,

the optimist expects it to change,

and the realist adjusts the sails!”

WILLIAM GEORGE WARD

 

“ From the cowardice that runs away of the new truth;

the laziness that is satisfied with half-truths;

 the arrogance that thinks it knows the whole truth,

 deliberare nos, save us free.”

ANCIENT WISE MAN

 

“ And not knowing that was impossible, he went there and did it.”

JEAN COCTEAU

 

“ My only difference from a madman is that I'm not crazy!”

SALVADOR DALI

 

“ This individual is wise enough when he pretends to be crazy…”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

 

“ Ingenious people have the ability to be quiet and wait.”

BALZAC

 

“ There is nothing that can be called of great talent without great willpower.”

HONORÉ DE BALZAC

 

“ I truly believe in luck.

The more I work, the luckier I seem to have.”

EMERSON

 

“ The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Obviously.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN

 

“ Those who quit are in more number, than those who have failed.”

HENRY FORD

 

“ There was never a genius without a touch of madness.”

ARISTOTLE

 

 “ If you cannot convince them, you better confuse them.”

HARRY TRUMAN