Special Issue "Fibonacci and Lucas Numbers and the Golden Ratio in Physics and Biology"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tidjani Negadi
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Guest Editor
Physics Department, Faculty of Exact and Applied Sciences, University of Oran1, Oran, Algeria
Interests: theoretical physics; mathematical biology
Prof. Dr. Michel Planat
Guest Editor
Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS and Université de Bourgogne/Franche-Comté, 15 B Avenue des Montboucons, F-25044 Besançon, France
Interests: foundations of quantum theory; quantum computation; number theory; graph theory; finite groups and finite geometries; Grothendieck’s dessins d’enfants; quantum statistical physics; quantum brain
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue intends to provide a platform for researchers in physics and biology whose work is connected to Fibonacci (and Lucas) numbers and the golden ratio. These concepts of great mathematical simplicity and beauty continue to fascinate scholars in many fields such as quantum physics, general relativity, astronomy, chemistry, biology, and architecture, to name but a few.

In quantum physics, Fibonacci numbers and the related golden ratio have appeared in recent works devoted to nonlinear photonic crystals, quasi-one-dimensional Ising ferromagnetism and non-Abelian anyons of the Fibonacci type. They also occur in atomic physics, quasicrystals, chaos, superconductivity, astrophysics, and black holes. In biology, the golden ratio was found to appear in several works about the human body, plant phyllotaxis, DNA nucleotide sequences, the genetic code, and the topology of viruses.

The scope of this Special Issue is large enough to encompass all aspects of research in physics and biology involving the golden ratio and Fibonacci and/or Lucas numbers. We strongly encourage all our interested colleagues to submit details of their latest work.

Dr. Tidjani Negadi
Prof. Dr. Michel Planat
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Fibonacci and Lucas numbers
  • golden ratio
  • symmetry
  • quantum physics
  • mathematical biology
  • genetic code

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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