Notable Participants


We are very excited at the response being received for papers to be presented at SymmAdelaide 2016.

Those advised so far include:

William Huff (Honorary President of the International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry, USA) – In praise of doing what Nature itself cannot.

Denes Nagy – Symmetry: Art & Science – A Journey through five continents with ten congresses.

Ioannis Vandoulakis – Styles of Mathematical Thinking: Is it a matter of Societal Symmetry & Harmony?

Michael Burt (former Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at Technion Israel Institute of Technology) – New Frontiers in Structural Morphology.

Lynn Arnold AO (Hon Rev, President of Australian Branch of the International Society for Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry) – A Tale of Two Symmetries: A Reflection on the Planning Visions of William Light’s Adelaide and James Oglethorpe’s Savannah. 

Ghil’ad Zuckermann (Keynote Orator, University of Adelaide, Australia) – One New Word, Two Mirroring Parents: Symmetry, Serendipity, Semantics and Sound-Shift.

Marcello Costa (Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science) – Symmetry as reciprocal responsibility in carer-patient relationship.

Richard Keao NeSmith  (formerly of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) – Hawaiian Duality: My Funny Mirror Not So Funny.

Miroslav BradaSymmetry in Cognition and its reflection in Society.

Ted Goranson & Beth Cardier (Chairperson of the Oversight Committee / Advisory Board Member of the International Society for Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry) – An unreasonable effectiveness: Husimi & Exploratory Origami  – and 

Don Hopgood – Symmetry, Social Harmony & Jazz

Shozo Isihara (Saitama Prefectural University, Japan) – Origami-Models of Paul Schatz Tetrahedra: a new way of making Chiral Shapes by means of Science Origami

Patricia Muñoz (Universi ty of Buenos Aires, Argentina) – From Research to Applications: Non-uniform deformation of the plane

Jeff Nicholas – Symmetry, Enlightenment and Social Harmony in the Streets of Colonial Adelaide.

Janusz Rębielak (Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology, Poland) – Symmetric forms applied in architectonic and engineering design

Antonia Redondo Buitrago (IES Bachiller Sabuco, Spain) – Nonagons on Spanish Medieval Carpentry

Masaharu Tanemura – Areal Random Sequential Packings

Dmitry Weise – The Projection of the Medeleev’s Periodic Law on the motif of ethnic ornament

Takashi Yoshino (Tokyo University, Japan) – Axisymmetric flow around a hypersphere in a 4-dimensional space.

Rob Amery (University of Adelaide) – Symmetry & Complementarity in several lesser-known languages: Kaurna and three languages from Indonesia.

Iman Bahramali – Symmetry, Infinity and Social Life.

Tatiana Bonch-Osmolovskaya – Poetry Reading – poems with Mathematics.

Claudio Guerri – The Semiotic Nonagon: A machine to think

Akio Hizume – My Quasi-Periodic Architectural Attempts

Ritsuko Izuhara –  Symmetrical and Three-dimensional properties of the Diagrams in the Edo Period

Stanislaw Jurczakiewicz – Symmetry in Tension-Strut Systems for Small Retractable Roofs

Takeo Matsumoto & Masaharu Tanemura – Dense Ellipses Packings & p2gg-4c 1(II) Packing

Patrick McCartney – Utopian Symmetries: Reflections on myth-making, nation-building and future worlds

Keisuke Miyamoto & Yoshinori Teshima – A New 3D Combination Puzzle Based on the Rhombicosidodecahedron

Moreton Moore & Yoshinori Teshima – Intersecting Cylinders: A Class of Symmetrical Solids

Riichirou Negishi – Novel Method to determine Parastichies through Simulation

Felix PatrikeeffAsymmetry of Ideology

Wendy SarkissianReconciling asymmetry between activism and consultancy

Paul ScottCathedrals and Symmetry

Horacio WainhausArs Heuristica

Tang Xiaoxiang & Cheng ChunjiaoThe Symmetrical Beauty: A Unique Perspective of Lingnan Architectural Aesthetics.

Tang Xiaoxiang & Feng NanThe Symmetry & Asymmetry in the Urban Planning of Dongjing City in the Northern Song Dynasty

Junichi YananoseWorkshop: Making Juno’s Spinner – Dodecahedron

Dawid ZajacDendron Forms as an Inspiration of New Urbanism