**Alan Turing**.

One of a number of problems [Alan Turing] was trying to solve was the appearence of Fibonacci numbers in the structure of plants.The problem was knwon as the^{(1)}

*Fibonacci phyllotaxis*, and we can state it in this way:

the spiral shapes on the heads of sunflowers seemed to follow the Fibonacci sequence, prompting [Turing's] proposal that by studying sunflowers we might better understand how plants growTuring wrote his interest in a letter to the zoologist

**JZ Young**: About the point (iii) Turing wrote in another letter:

Our new machine is to start arriving on Monday. I am hoping to do something about 'chemical embyology'. In particular I think I can account for the appearence of Fibonacci numbers in connection with fir-cones.The last year^{(1)}

**Jonathan Swinton**, during the Manchester Science Festival in October, announced the results of the great experiment about the Turing's sunflower:

An happy Fibonacci's day!

(1) Swinton J. (2004). Watching the Daisies Grow: Turing and Fibonacci Phyllotaxis, Alan Turing: Life and Legacy of a Great Thinker, 477-498. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-05642-4_20 (pdf)

Great Post Doc,

ReplyDeleteClearly you're a fellow Alan Moore fan too!

Here's how right Alan Turing was, it's not just a Biomimetic code, it's Cosmomimetic, or even Cosmogenesis (animate & inanimate nature), dare I say. http://about.me/asynsis

#Asynsis #DaoOfDesign on #TED at #TEDxWanchai #HongKong. A New, Extremely Lean, Mean (#Design) #TheoryOfEverything

http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Form-follows-flow-%7C-Nigel-Readi;search%3ANigel%20Reading

Excuse me if I publish your comment only today, but I cannot during the previous week.

DeleteIn every case, your link seems interesting, in particular your TED talk.

Here's the publication and data from the Turing's Sunflowers experiment: http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/5/160091

ReplyDelete