Study reveals the Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy

July 31, 2018 by Anastasia Komarova, ITMO University
Propagation of electromagnetic waves inside the pyramids of Cheops at different lengths of radio waves (from 200 to 400 meters). The black rectangular position of the so-called King's Chamber. Credit: ITMO University, Laser Zentrum Hannover

An international research group has applied methods of theoretical physics to investigate the electromagnetic response of the Great Pyramid to radio waves. Scientists predicted that under resonance conditions, the pyramid can concentrate electromagnetic energy in its internal chambers and under the base. The research group plans to use these theoretical results to design nanoparticles capable of reproducing similar effects in the optical range. Such nanoparticles may be used, for example, to develop sensors and highly efficient solar cells. The study was published in the Journal of Applied Physics.

While Egyptian are surrounded by many myths and legends, researchers have little scientifically reliable information about their physical properties. Physicists recently took an interest in how the Great Pyramid would interact with electromagnetic waves of a resonant length. Calculations showed that in the resonant state, the pyramid can concentrate in the its internal chambers as well as under its base, where the third unfinished chamber is located.

These conclusions were derived on the basis of numerical modeling and analytical methods of physics. The researchers first estimated that resonances in the pyramid can be induced by radio waves with a length ranging from 200 to 600 meters. Then they made a model of the electromagnetic response of the pyramid and calculated the extinction cross section. This value helps to estimate which part of the incident wave energy can be scattered or absorbed by the pyramid under resonant conditions. Finally, for the same conditions, the scientists obtained the electromagnetic field distribution inside the pyramid.

In order to explain the results, the scientists conducted a multipole analysis. This method is widely used in physics to study the interaction between a complex object and electromagnetic field. The object scattering the field is replaced by a set of simpler sources of radiation: multipoles. The collection of multipole radiation coincides with the field scattering by an entire object. Therefore, knowing the type of each multipole, it is possible to predict and explain the distribution and configuration of the scattered fields in the whole system.

The Great Pyramid attracted the researchers while they were studying the interaction between light and dielectric nanoparticles. The scattering of light by nanoparticles depends on their size, shape and refractive index of the source material. Varying these parameters, it is possible to determine the resonance scattering regimes and use them to develop devices for controlling light at the nanoscale.

"Egyptian pyramids have always attracted great attention. We as scientists were interested in them as well, so we decided to look at the Great Pyramid as a particle dissipating resonantly. Due to the lack of information about the of the pyramid, we had to use some assumptions. For example, we assumed that there are no unknown cavities inside, and the building material with the properties of an ordinary limestone is evenly distributed in and out of the pyramid. With these assumptions made, we obtained interesting results that can find important practical applications," says Dr. Sc. Andrey Evlyukhin, scientific supervisor and coordinator of the research.

Now, the scientists plan to use the results to reproduce similar effects at the nanoscale. "Choosing a material with suitable electromagnetic properties, we can obtain pyramidal nanoparticles with a promise for practical application in nanosensors and effective ," says Polina Kapitainova, Ph.D., a member of the Faculty of Physics and Technology of ITMO University.

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More information: Mikhail Balezin et al, Electromagnetic properties of the Great Pyramid: First multipole resonances and energy concentration, Journal of Applied Physics (2018). DOI: 10.1063/1.5026556

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5 / 5 (1) Jul 31, 2018
So it is a beacon for Ra of Star Gate world.
5 / 5 (3) Jul 31, 2018
Hard-hat time: Incoming Pyramidiots Alert !
ps: #DN, please add smiley to such ROFL jokes because, y'now, some people would think it true...
not rated yet Jul 31, 2018
And some people will think it not true, with no *evidence* one way or the other. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
3 / 5 (1) Jul 31, 2018
I understand that various tests have been carried out with plant growth under pyramid grid shapes but as far as I know nothing conclusive has ever been established. I did however like this one from way back when, https://www.mothe...7sozgoe, ha! Something similar was done in the UK (tomatoes I think). I know there is a lot of talk about the pyramids on Ley Lines etc. and even if it were anywhere near the truth, and I for one am not suggesting it is, it would probably result in more questions than answers.
I seem to remember a physics lecture, that any well defined balanced shape does exhibit more resonance than other shapes.
It seems reasonable to me that a structure pointing skyward would fulfill the spiritual need of the ancient Pharaohs, a focal point for their imagined spirit to zoom to some paradise godlike place. I don't see much mystery in that...just wishful thinking on their part, Ha!
1 / 5 (2) Aug 01, 2018
There was a lot of pyramid works established over ~25 years of work by the soviet academy of sciences.

Re geometric shapes and resonance: fill a balloon with water and mechanically excite it at one spot, slowly scaling though frequencies. Like that of 'cymatics' on a planar surface (must be a hundred videos of it on yootoob), resonance patterns will form, and they will divide the surface of the balloon up into geometric shapes and sections. It would be trifling easy to do, so don't doubt, disprove. Good luck... :)

This is very straightforward science. What it means, exactly, who knows. But the "going through the classic patterns of geometric shapes on the surface of the balloon as you scale through frequencies", this very much does happen.

As for the pyramid complex, we still, to this day, cannot build a similar structure to that pre-existing state of accuracy that exists as the great pyramid. It is still beyond our best 'perfect'. high technology in antiquity? Who knows
not rated yet Aug 01, 2018
@KBK, Well, there you go, What did I say? More questions than answers. I had a friend who also worked on a pyramid expedition but the work was apparently classified. The only thing he said to me about it was 'don't always assume from bottom up.' I have no idea what he meant but it sure conjured up a few things in my mind, ha!
5 / 5 (1) Aug 02, 2018
That's nothing!. Out local witch doctor can do all that and heal people too!
5 / 5 (1) Aug 06, 2018
Lol, looks like a lot of woo

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