## News

**11-10-2010**

** The First International Congress "Modern aspects of mathematics of harmony and its application in economics, natural science, technology, society and education" gathered scientists who represent, at first glance, totally different fields - the economists and biologists, art historians and mathematicians, physicists and philosophers at the I.I. Mechnikov ONU. The one thing that unites them is that in their studies they seek - and find - the mathematical relationships related to the Fibonacci sequence and the so-called "Golden section".**

"Mathematics of harmony is the search for mathematical relationships that are relevant and describe, model and processes the harmony of the Universe", - explained the co-chairman of the Congress, doctor of technical sciences Alexiy Stachov. By saying “mathematics of harmony”, we mean the interdisciplinary field that studies the size correlation of parts and the whole within the various aspects of life.

"The economy must be harmonized in the proportions of income distribution between the state and the public - said the member of the Congress, the Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Doctor of Economics Irina Kryuchkova. – The economy of the whole world is developing according to the harmony of the "golden section". It is structured by the "golden section".

The Congress, held at the I.I. Mechnikov ONU on October 8-10, 2010, gathered scientists from Belarus, Germany, Canada, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Chile and South Africa. You can find the texts of presentations, offered at the forum in the Internet here.

**Background information**

**The "Golden Section"** (or the "Divine Proportion" as Leonardo da Vinci called this ratio) - is such a division of the whole into two parts, in which a smaller part relates to the bigger in the same way that the bigger one – to the entire value of the whole. Numerically, the ratio is equal to 0.618 (rounded), and the inverse ratio - 1.618. **The Fibonacci numbers** - a sequence of positive integers, in which each successive equal to the sum of the two previous ones. As the Fibonacci sequence goes on, the ratio of each number to the next approaches 0.618. These relations are found in almost everything that surrounds us – from the location of leaves on their stems and the genetic code to the optimal structure of banks and pyramids’ geometry.

*The press service of I.I. Mechnikov ONU*