Space-time shaped like a Spiral. Universe has a ‘golden ratio’ that keeps everything in order
A cosmic constant known as the ‘golden ratio’ is said to be found in the shape of hurricanes, elephant tusks and even in galaxies.
Now researchers say this ratio is also seen in the topology of space-time, affecting the entire universe as a whole.
And they say this number can be used to link everything in the universe together, from space-time to chemistry to biology.
The research was carried out by Dr Jan Boeyens at the University of Pretoria and Dr Francis Thackeray of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.
They say the golden ratio – 1.618 – can be seen ‘related not only to aspects of mathematics but also to physics, chemistry, biology and the topology of space-time.’
And it may dictate how certain things in the universe take shape.