What if the belief that the golden ratio is a foundational building block of the universe turned out to be true? Long thought to be the fodder of mystics and cranks, it now appears that once was thought to be myth may in fact be at the center of the math that defines reality as we know it.
“QGR’s mission is to discover the geometric first-principles unification of space, time, matter, energy, information and consciousness. Our team of physicists, mathematicians and chemists are hard at work on what we call “emergence theory,” a new quantum gravity theory (or “Theory of Everything”) that unifies space, time, energy, matter, information and consciousness.“
QGR produced a 2017 YouTube Video titled “What is Reality?” that explains how the golden ratio plays a significant part in this.
At the 20:42 mark of the video, this is explained, saying:
The golden ratio may be the fundamental constant of nature. It is a ratio that is fundamental to circumscribed equilateral triangles and it’s weirdly ubiquitous, appearing everywhere from quantum to celestial scales. Ever so interestingly, it appears in black holes.“
The golden ratio is the precise point where a black hole’s modified specific heat changes from positive to negative:“
M4 / J2 = Φ
It is part of the equation for the lower bound on black hole entropy:“
8πSl2P / ekA = Φ
The golden ratio even relates the loop quantum gravity parameter to black hole entropy:”
2πγ = Φ
Why does this support the claim that the golden ratio is the fundamental constant of nature? Because a theory of everything must unite general relativity with quantum mechanics, and a black hole is where these two theories converge at their limits.”
In matrix mathematics, the highest probability non-trivial eigenvalues that show up in binary matrices are Φ and -1/Φ!“
So we now see a deep root between black holes and quantum mechanics because the golden ratio appears deeply in both black hole physics and in quantum mechanics.”
The golden ratio appears to startling accuracies in many other ways throughout the universe in scales both large and small. It is so prevalent that its existence simply cannot be looked at as coincidental.”
In the past the appearance of this ratio has usually been ignored by scientists because they had no way to explain it, so interest in it was considered the stuff of amateur scientists. But now, for the first time, a rigorous quantum gravity is being developed which predicts the golden ratio’s existence is literally everywhere.”
As someone who has researched and written about the golden ratio for decades, I have to say that this is more than even I expected. As this site at www.goldennumber.net has grown, my research and articles have shown it to appear in the following areas:
- Life, from the proportions of the DNA spiral to those that define the human face.
- Beauty, including human perceptions of beauty in the human face and in the aesthetics of harmony and innate natural appeal in any of the design arts, from ancient architecture to modern day logos.
- Mathematics, including many ways that it can be derived.
- Geometry, including many fascinating ways that it is found in a variety of geometric constructions.
- Cosmology and physics, including appearances in the solar system and even in the relative proportions of the Earth and Moon.
- Financial market price and timing trends, and gaming strategy.
The proposition by QGR that it is “so prevalent that its existence simply cannot be looked at as coincidental” is not surprising, but is certainly fascinating and validating.
This perhaps explains why it has captivated some of the greatest minds and best artists in history, including Plato, Euclid, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Johannes Kepler, Georges Seurat, Le Corbusier and more.
I’d like to thank QGR for their work and discoveries in this area, and recognize and thank Scott Beach, an independent researcher and long time contributor to this site, for bringing the video by QGR to my attention.