Golden Ratio and Quantum Field Theory – Frank van den Bovenkamp

Frank van den Bovenkamp: Golden Ratio image from video "A new path integral in synchronized quantum field theory"

The Golden Ratio (approximately 1.618) makes yet another appearance, this time in the realm of quantum physics. The golden ratio (a.k.a. sacred cut a.k.a. divine proportion and several other names) – which beautifully symbolizes the principle of interconnectedness – shows up over and over in this holographic material universe of our projected minds, giving us metaphoric clues everywhere for undoing our erroneous divisive beliefs in a seemingly disconnected “nowhere” world, revealing the intrinsic oneness we all share behind the façade of indivi-duality.

For those with advanced math and physics backgrounds, you will particularly appreciate this video and the commentary on it below from geometer colleague, Frank van den Bovenkamp of TrigunaMedia. If you do understand it, please clue me in; as my college physics and math classes (plus a little dabbling since) aren’t quite adequate to plumb the depths of this material. 🙂 Thanks to Frank for passing this along!

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Here is his commentary:

Hello friends

Please consider the detailed and completely reproduceable reason why Phi is crucial in Quantum Field Theorysymmetry breaking and therefore all of creation.

In summary, a newly defined, naturally synchronized groundstate (i.e. without manually added constraints), naturally produces a) a Vacuum Expectation Value (VEV), and b) a non-trivial internal cycle or mode, associated with a Goldstone boson – both required so that the scalar field can produce a gauge field, conservation laws, eigenstates, etc..

You’ll see that if you take a spectrum of that internal mode or hidden cycle, it peaks only at the point where the groundstate’s recursion is at Phi – that is where the goldstone mode is lifted out of the quantum field, and, in relation to gauge interactions, the Higgs boson.

In short, Phi naturally and continually lets the physical world break out of the hidden state or field. Unlike in QFT, symmetry is never broken in an absolute sense, rather the groundstate remains poised “on the edge of chaos”.

In philosophy this infinitely intricate state is referred to as swabhava. You can also verify how the groundstate’s subwave geometry could very well be parametrized by what in philosophy is known as the guna’s.




Here is a recent video conversation inspired by this post: Quantum Field Theory & Modern Physics – a conversation with Frank van den Bovenkamp