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Dr. Raji Heyrovska

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (past), Private Research Scientist (present)

September 7th, 2018 – Fall Seminar

Time and Location: Noon in Meyerhoff Chemistry, Room 120

Host: Dr. Paul Smith

 

“The Golden Ratio in Atomic Architecture”

Fifteen years ago, the author was amazed to find that the Bohr radius is divided into two sections pertaining to the electron and proton in the Golden ratio, a mathematical constant! This constant which appears in many of Nature’s spontaneous creations, was found right in the core of the atom! This finding cascaded into many results showing that covalent and or Golden ratio based ionic radii are exactly additive, whether the bonds are completely or partially covalent or ionic. This helped to establish the structures at the atomic level of small as well as large molecules, whether inorganic, organic or biological.