2016 General Assembly

The General Assembly will be held on December 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. the framework of the 10th Symmetry Congress (Adelaide, South Australia, Dec 1-6, 2016), at the congress site, the Lecture Room of the Kathleen Lumley College of the University of Adelaide (51 Finniss Street, North Adelaide, SA 5006).

If we do not have the majority of members there, i.e., we do not have a quorum, the General Assembly will be on Dec 2 at 9 p.m. at the same place, with the same agenda. By law, in this second case the General Assembly may make valid decisions, even in that case if we do not have a quorum.

Suggested Agenda for the GA:

1 Opening of the meeting.
2 Election of Chair of this meeting.
3 Election of minute-takers for this meeting.
4 Remembering for George Lugosi, the first chair of the Society’s sister organization
5 President’s Report
6 Treasurer’s Report (here)
7 Oversight Committee Chair’s Report
7 Election of site of next congress
8 Discussing organizational questions, the relationship with the sister organizations
9 Introducing an Annual General Assembly and regular Board Meetings by electronic facilities
10 International connections and cooperation agreements with other institutions, societies and organizations
11 Others

The Next Congress

SymmAdelaide2016 5The 10th Symmetry Congress-Festival will be held in Adelaide, Australia Dec 1-6, 2016

The Congress website is here.

Please submit a four-page version of your paper ((summary of lecture, exhibition or performance) along with brief biographic data, by using the given SymmAdelaide2016 Paper Template in .doc or .rtf and .pdf formats. Pictures must have resolution higher than 300 dpi.

An important principle is to encourage interdisciplinary discussions. Thus, all contributors should be mindful to structure their presentations as to make them accessible to a non-specialist public, no jargon, as little technical information as possible, etc. (while the technical details can be given in the references).

Deadline for the submission of individual papers has been extended to 5 November, 2016.

Carol Bier Symmetry Lectures

Carol Bier, expert on Islamic art presents four lectures on symmetry

Carol Bier, expert on Islamic art presents four lectures on symmetry:

February 15 2014 in Santa Cruz: “Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Symmetry-Breaking in Oriental Carpets,” for info click here.

March 20 2014 in Atlanta “Sinan’s Screens: Art and Geometry in Ottoman Architecture of the 16th Century,” for info click here

March 21 2014 in Leeds UK “Is Ornament Ornamental? Geometry Made Manifest in Islamic Architecture,” for info click here.

March 27 in Washington DC “Symmetry in Carpets and Textiles,” for info call (202) 667-0441, ext. 64.

Science, Technology and Art Relations 19-21 Nov 2014

The 2nd International Conference on STAR: Science, Technology and Art Relations (with additional focus on Water, Energy and Space)

Honorary Chairman, Prof. Dan Shechtman, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry 2011

ORT Braude College, Haifa, Israel. November 19-21, 2014, In partnership with the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry.

Site: http://www.braude.ac.il/conferences/star2014/

Leonardo da Vinci + Mathematics 4-6 April 2014

Leonardo da Vinci + mathematics in Gent (Belgium): April 4-6, 2014

The location will be a former abbey, in Gent the LUCA Department for Architecture, KULeuven.

Organizer: Dirk Huylebrouck (host of the earlier International Symmetry Society conference “Matomium”)

Site: http://etopia.sintlucas.be/3.14/Leonardo%20meeting/Leonardo_meeting.htm
(you may also reach the site by the keywords: Leonardo, mathematics, Belgium)