ARTICLE | doi:10.20944/preprints202208.0293.v1
Subject: Physical Sciences, Atomic And Molecular Physics Keywords: Golden ratio; Irrational numbers; Fibonacci sequence; Spiral galaxy; Planetary orbits; KAM Theorem; Ultimatum game; Proteins; Penrose tiling; Quasicrystals
Online: 16 August 2022 (14:29:27 CEST)
The Golden ratio is an irrational number that has a tendency to appear in many different scientific and artistic fields. It may be found in natural phenomena across a vast range of length scales; from galactic to atomic. In this review, the mathematical properties of the Golden ratio are discussed before exploring where in nature it has been found; beginning at astronomical scales and progressing to smaller lengths, until reaching those of atomic and quantum physics. In making such a tour across length scales, it is illustrated just how prevalent this single number is within the natural universe.