The evolution of physics



I wrote about quantum physics some time ago in

To explain consciousness, Tony Nader take inspiration in his video from  the quantum physicist John Hagelins approach to consciousness. Nader mentions John Hagelin in his seminar about consciousness. So it is by studying consciousness that I came back to quantum physics.

John Hagelinis responsible for the develop­ment of a highly successful grand unified field theory based on the superstring—a theory that was featured in a cover story of Discover magazine.”

This page is inspired by knowledge shared by John Hagelin in this video called “Consciousness is the Unified field” :

My images are taken from his seminar and my notes are inspired by John Hagelin.




the evolution of physics

Classical mechanics

For simplicity, Newton’s laws can be illustrated for one particle without much loss of generality (for a system of N particles, all of these equations apply to each particle in the system). The equation of motion for a particle of mass m is Newton’s second law of 1687, in modern vector notation 

Dave gives a a good presentation.

Langrangian mechanics

Newton’s laws are easy to use in Cartesian coordinates, but Cartesian coordinates are not always convenient, and for other coordinate systems the equations of motion can become complicated.

The non-relativistic Lagrangian for a system of particles can be defined by L = T-V where 

  • T is the total kinetic energy of the system, equalling the sum Σ of the kinetic energies of the particles,[10] 
  • and V is the potential energy of the system.
  • v2 is the magnitude squared of velocity, equivalent to the dot product(ed. the “inner product”)  of the velocity with itself.

In a set of curvilinear coordinates ξ = (ξ1, ξ2, ξ3), the law in tensor index notation is the “Lagrangian form”

is a reformulation of classical mechanics, introduced Joseph-Louis Lagrange in 1788. No new physics are necessarily introduced in applying Lagrangian mechanics compared to Newtonian mechanics. It is, however, more mathematically sophisticated and systematic.  Lagrangian mechanics is ideal for systems with conservative forces (ed. compared to non conservative forces like friction in Newtons law”) and for bypassing constraint forces in any coordinate system.

Instead of forces, Lagrangian mechanics uses the energies in the system.

Hamiltonian mechanics

Hamiltonian mechanics was first formulated by William Rowan Hamilton in 1833, starting from Lagrangian mechanics, a previous reformulation of classical mechanics introduced by Joseph Louis Lagrange in 1788



quantum mechanics

“Quantum mechanics is a replacement of the classical mechanics” (Sean Carroll) Richard Feynman is known for his Quantum_electrodynamics (QED).  the first theory where full agreement between quantum mechanics and special relativity is achieved.

See the Feynman diagram:

an electron (e) and a positron (e+annihilate, producing a photon (γ, represented by the blue sine wave) that becomes a quarkantiquark pair (quark q, antiquark ), after which the antiquark radiates a gluon (g, represented by the green helix)

Sean Carroll presents quantum mechanics in this Royal Institution video:

A few images from Seans video:

Sean Carrolls interpretation of This image below confuses me. I Iearned by studying chemistry back in the seventies, that these clouds are probability areas for the position of electrons not an image of a electron as an image. One could see however an electron behave like a wave in the double slit experiment.

“Classical physics did not explain the atom. A new language (quantum mechanics) had to be developed to properly understand the bahaviour of atoms and molecules. (Source: John Hagelin  )


quantum field theory

 John Hagelin published the article “Restructuring Physics From Its Foundation in Light of Maharishi Vedic Science”

I like to start this issue with a Niels Bohr quote:


The double slit experiment

One is the behaviours of electrons as seen in the double slite experiment where electrons show a wave like behcaviour. the double slit experiment is nicely presented by Brian Greene in this video taken from the World Science festival

The Schrödinger equation gave the solution on how to calculate the probability of position of a electron.

  “Quantum field theory was developed later around 1950. It is a new language of nature. It is necessary to understand elementary particles. The particles behaves differently because it is a relativistic world. of fast moving particles close to the speed of light.”

In theoretical physics, quantum field theory (QFT) is a theoretical framework that combines classical field theory, special relativity, and quantum mechanics (but notably not general relativity‘s description of gravity) and is used to construct physical models of subatomic particles (in particle physics) and quasiparticles (in condensed matter physics).

QFT treats particles as excited states (also called quanta) of their underlying fields, which are more fundamental than the particles. Interactions between particles are described by interaction terms in the Lagrangian involving their corresponding fields. Each interaction can be visually represented by Feynman diagrams, which are formal computational tools, in the process of relativistic perturbation theory. ( Wiki )

classical field theory

A classical field theory is a physical theory that predicts how one or more physical fields interact with matter through field equations. The term ‘classical field theory’ is commonly reserved for describing those physical theories that describe electromagnetism and gravitation Theories that incorporate quantum mechanics are called quantum field theories( Wiki )

special relativity

In physics, special relativity (also known as the special theory of relativity) is the generally accepted and experimentally confirmed physical theory regarding the relationship between space and time. In Albert Einstein’s original pedagogical treatment, it is based on two postulates:

  1. the laws of physics are invariant (i.e. identical) in all inertial frames of reference (bodies that are  at rest or moving at a constant velocity) and
  2. the speed of light ( 299.792.458 meters per second (approximately 300000 km/s) in a vacuum is the same for all observers, regardless of the motion of the light source or observer.

Some of the work of Albert Einstein in special relativity is built on the earlier work by Hendrik Lorentz.

Special relativity was originally proposed by Albert Einstein in a paper published on 26 September 1905 titled “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies” ( Wiki )


The building blocks of the Universe – image of YHWH

David Tong, Professor of Theoretical Physics, call these The real building blocks of the Universe”

”Source: minute 33)


The theory of everything

“This is equation correctly predicts the result of every single experiment we have ever done in Science” :

(Image source: David Tong, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Fellow of Trinity College lecture in “Quantum Fields: The Real Building Blocks of the Universe

Th equation is also described by Sean Caroll, “a theoretical physicist, specializing in quantum mechanics…” at



is a theory in physics that unifies all consistent versions of superstring theory. The existence of such a theory was first conjectured by Edward Witten at a string theory conference at the University of Southern California in the spring of 1995. Witten’s announcement initiated a flurry of research activity known as the second superstring revolution. ….

Although a complete formulation of M-theory is not known, the theory should describe two- and five-dimensional objects called branes and should be approximated by eleven-dimensional supergravity at low energies. Modern attempts to formulate M-theory are typically based on matrix theory or the AdS/CFT correspondence. ….

According to Witten, M should stand for “magic”, “mystery” or “membrane” according to taste, and the true meaning of the title should be decided when a more fundamental formulation of the theory is known.[1]

( Wiki




This is a rather cryptic view. But you get a better image if you look at Quantum physics that is law in this particle world

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