19 January 2010

Solid gold?

Professor Greg Parker (who runs the New Forest Observatory amongst an extraordinary number of other interests), asks me whether Growlery readers can help in finding real world manifestations of a particular ratio.

The ratio in question is a 3D case of the Golden Ratio: division of the surface of a sphere in the ratio 1:1·618...

More detail can be found on Greg's StarVistas site.

If you can help, comment directly to Greg's post – preferably letting me know that you have done so, just to satisfy my own "'satiable curtiosity"! (I've closed new comments to this post only; other posts are not affected. Comments initially left, although invisible here, are available on request.)