nooks and crannies ..
"All other colors will have wavelengths that are not exact multiples of the oil-slick thickness at that location, and they will not add up constructively. This familiar phenomenon is termed "interference" and is a signature property of waves."
the deluge of thoughts that came into mind while reading these two pages, p.24-25 out of the book of James Kakalios "The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics"
.. is inconceivable which at first glance it shouts out that it should not merit a further look, should be dismissed as incoherent blurting out of a play of connecting disparate and distant thoughts that barely have a common ground, lacking the obvious commonsensical approach.
Jumping back and forth, from so disparate and distant concepts. Each one on its own merit.
Wavelength, where waves meet up with ..distance? Length? Position? Matter? Objects? Attribute depth, height, width to our world ..distance is assumed by the speed the wave travels, firms up in our mind the sense of distance and by that the depth of our world from familiar, our immediate surroundings to the out-worldly distant, to the edge of the universe as is surmised by the cosmic microwave background radiation.
The universe itself is played out in the minds of people like a child's toy which despite its correctness or not, forces the mind to adjust its outlook to what it sees. And the mind sees, what the eyes see, the 'constructive' quality, out of the interference of waves, the essence. What underpins how the world appears to us.
Merely based on the fact, of the way enters into the minds of people, the perception apparent, forces the mind to make sense accordingly. Constructed out, of in-phase waves, that denotes existence, and when waves do not interfere constructively, that includes all other parts within their total spectrum of their phase, non-existent. A digital approach in the way we observe the universe. The 0 and 1, existence and non-existence, played out by waves. De Broglie waves.
Our notions of volume, dimensions, space 'constructed' out of the wave interference. Re-arrange the concepts associated with the previous outlook to accommodate the newly found notions. Notions of branes, our entire universe contained in paper-thin sheets, planes cross-interacting with one another.
.. an incomprehensible task, formidable
.. tries and tests the mind, goes beyond the wildest imagination
... seeing our surroundings under a new light