Math in the News
Symmetry Festival 2009 Kicks Off
July 31, 2009
"Symmetry in the History of Science, Art, Technology and Medicine" is the theme of Symmetry Festival 2009, which will take place July 31-August 5 in Budapest, Hungary. The festival, which is tied to the 23rd International Congress on the History of Science and Technology, has been organized under the aegis of the International Symmetry Association and is under the patronage of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The scientific program, which will be held at the Technical University of Budapest, includes these keynote speakers:
Plenary speakers include Chaim Goodman-Strauss (U.S.); Dezső Horváth (Hungary); Alajos Kálmán (Hungary); Solomon Marcus (Romania); Gábor Náray-Szabó (Hungary); Gerald Pollack (U.S.); Yosef Scolnik (Israel); Tibor Toró (Romania); and Tudor Zamfirescu (Germany).
Symmetry Festival occurs every three years, and the 2006 event focused on "Symmetry in Art and Science Education." You can download this year's poster and watch the plenary events in real-time (Central European Time, GMT +2), August 1-4, at http://vod.niif.hu/player/index.php?q=live/95/1.