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Symmetry 2020 - The 3rd International Conference on Symmetry

30/08/2020 - 04/09/2020, Beer Sheva, Israel
Abstract Submission
15th July 2020
Acceptance Notification
1st August 2020
Registration Deadline
15th July 2020

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology
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Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

This third edition of the International Conference on Symmetry, supported by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the MDPI journal Symmetry, will be held on the Ben-Gurion University Marcus Family Campus, in Israel, from 30 August to 4 September, 2020.

We welcome interdisciplinary interaction between different fields of science and we intend to follow in the footsteps of Hermann Weyl, a man responsible for important progress in the field of symmetry in math and physics. He expressed great interest in symmetry in many additional fields of science, as explored in his eye opening book "Symmetry". As expressed by Weyl, symmetry is a fundamental phenomenon in nature and all sciences. This event, therefore, aims to promote the discussion and exchange of cutting edge knowledge and ideas of symmetry in a variety of subjects ranging from physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science, to biology.

Symmetry 2020 is a follow up to two very successful conferences, entitled "Symmetry 2017—The First International Conference on Symmetry", held in October 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, and "Symmetry 2019—The Second International Conference on Symmetry" in Benasque, Spain.

Registration is now open. A first draft agenda and further updates will be sent out over the next months. Please go to the website to register and check all the important details regarding venue, travel and accommodation. Sciforum will handle all abstract submissions and conference award applications.

Organizational questions and sponsorship opportunities can be directed to the Secretariat ([email protected]), and content questions should go to Prof. Eduardo Guendelman.

We look forward to seeing you in Beer-Sheva, Israel in August 2020.

Best regards

Eduardo Guendelman
On behalf of the Organization Committee

Conference Secretariat

Demi Liu

Dalia Su

Philip Li

Email: [email protected]

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact:
E-Mail: symmetry2[email protected]

Conference Organizers

MDPI

MDPI St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

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A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 205 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available and all content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

Journals include Molecules (launched in 1996; Impact Factor 3.060), the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (launched in 2000; Impact Factor 4.183), Sensors (launched in 2001; Impact Factor 3.031), Marine Drugs (launched in 2003; Impact Factor 3.772), Energies (launched in 2008; Impact Factor 2.707), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (launched in 2004; Impact Factor 2.468), Viruses (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.811), Remote Sensing (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 4.118), Toxins (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.895) and Nutrients (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 4.171). With further offices in Beijing and Wuhan (China), Barcelona (Spain) and Belgrade (Serbia), MDPI has published the research of 263,500 individual authors and our journals receive more than 5.8 million monthly webpage views.

Introduction

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 205 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available and all content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

Journals include Molecules (launched in 1996; Impact Factor 3.060), the International Journal of Molecular Sciences (launched in 2000; Impact Factor 4.183), Sensors (launched in 2001; Impact Factor 3.031), Marine Drugs (launched in 2003; Impact Factor 3.772), Energies (launched in 2008; Impact Factor 2.707), the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (launched in 2004; Impact Factor 2.468), Viruses (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.811), Remote Sensing (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 4.118), Toxins (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 3.895) and Nutrients (launched in 2009; Impact Factor 4.171). With further offices in Beijing and Wuhan (China), Barcelona (Spain) and Belgrade (Serbia), MDPI has published the research of 263,500 individual authors and our journals receive more than 5.8 million monthly webpage views.

Ben Gurion University

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev P.O.B. 653 Beer-Sheva 8410501 Israel

DETAILS

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in many fields.

It has around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management; the Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; and the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. More than 100,000 alumni play important roles in all areas of research and development, industry, health care, the economy, society, culture and education in Israel.

The University has three main campuses: The Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva; the research campus at Sede Boqer and the Eilat Campus, and is home to national and multi-disciplinary research institutes: the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev; the National Institute of Solar Energy; the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology; the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research; the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, and Heksherim - The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture.

Introduction

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in many fields.

It has around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management; the Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; and the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. More than 100,000 alumni play important roles in all areas of research and development, industry, health care, the economy, society, culture and education in Israel.

The University has three main campuses: The Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva; the research campus at Sede Boqer and the Eilat Campus, and is home to national and multi-disciplinary research institutes: the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev; the National Institute of Solar Energy; the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology; the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research; the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, and Heksherim - The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture.

Conference Chairs

Professor Eduardo Guendelman

Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel Website

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Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov

ICREA, P. Lluis Companyas 23, 08010 Barcelona and Institute of Space Sciences (IEECI-CSIC), C. Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Barcelona, Spain Website

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Professor Thomas Curtright

Department of Physics, University of Miam, P. O. Box 248046, Coral Gables, FL 33124-8046 Website

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Professor Raz Zarivach

Department of Life Sciences, Ben Gurion University of th NEGEV

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Structural biology aims to understand the chemistry, interactions and basic biological functions governed by the three-dimensional structure of macromolecules. Knowledge of the 3-D structure of a protein can provide enormous basic scientific insight into the function of that protein, facilitating elucidation of its biochemical function and its interactions with other proteins, RNA, DNA, or membranes in the cell. X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM are the most prolific techniques for the structural analysis of proteins and protein complexes. Using X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM, we can now realize to the high-resolution range, up to atomic or even electronic details, enabling a full coverage understanding of macromolecules and their interactions. Current Projects 1. Structural studies of magnetosome associated proteins. Magnetotactic bacteria are a phylogenetically and morphologically diverse group of microorganisms that share an ability to create magnetosomes, biomineral organelles that sense geomagnetic fields and aid the bacteria to align themselves accordingly. The magnetosome organelle comprises aligned 30-50 nm iron oxide magnetite crystals, surrounded by a lipid bilayer membrane vesicle. There are several types of magnetosome-forming proteins all encoded by genes within a genomic island common to magnetotactic bacteria. These proteins include a set of incorporated membrane proteins that facilitate vesicle formation, vesicle localization and iron transport and a set of proteins that control magnetite formation and size. In my lab, we are tackling the structure-function relationships of these proteins. 2. Structural studies of cation diffusion facilitators (CDF), a special family of cation transporters. Cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) proteins constitute a group of heavy metal ion efflux transporters that participate in metal ion homeostasis and can be found in all domains of life. Members of the CDF protein family – functional in their dimeric form and comprising a transmembrane domain (TMD) and a cytoplasmic C-terminal domain (CTD) – exploi

Bio
Structural biology aims to understand the chemistry, interactions and basic biological functions governed by the three-dimensional structure of macromolecules. Knowledge of the 3-D structure of a protein can provide enormous basic scientific insight into the function of that protein, facilitating elucidation of its biochemical function and its interactions with other proteins, RNA, DNA, or membranes in the cell. X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM are the most prolific techniques for the structural analysis of proteins and protein complexes. Using X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM, we can now realize to the high-resolution range, up to atomic or even electronic details, enabling a full coverage understanding of macromolecules and their interactions. Current Projects 1. Structural studies of magnetosome associated proteins. Magnetotactic bacteria are a phylogenetically and morphologically diverse group of microorganisms that share an ability to create magnetosomes, biomineral organelles that sense geomagnetic fields and aid the bacteria to align themselves accordingly. The magnetosome organelle comprises aligned 30-50 nm iron oxide magnetite crystals, surrounded by a lipid bilayer membrane vesicle. There are several types of magnetosome-forming proteins all encoded by genes within a genomic island common to magnetotactic bacteria. These proteins include a set of incorporated membrane proteins that facilitate vesicle formation, vesicle localization and iron transport and a set of proteins that control magnetite formation and size. In my lab, we are tackling the structure-function relationships of these proteins. 2. Structural studies of cation diffusion facilitators (CDF), a special family of cation transporters. Cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) proteins constitute a group of heavy metal ion efflux transporters that participate in metal ion homeostasis and can be found in all domains of life. Members of the CDF protein family – functional in their dimeric form and comprising a transmembrane domain (TMD) and a cytoplasmic C-terminal domain (CTD) – exploi

Conference Committee

Professor Boris Malomed

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies The Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv 69978 ISRAEL

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Nonlinear optics, optical solitons, optical communications Dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates and matter waves Nonlinear dynamical lattices Pattern formation in nonlinear dissipative media, Ginzburg-Landau equations Dynamics of long Josephson junct

Research Keywords
Nonlinear optics, optical solitons, optical communications Dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates and matter waves Nonlinear dynamical lattices Pattern formation in nonlinear dissipative media, Ginzburg-Landau equations Dynamics of long Josephson junct

Professor Emil Horozov

University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, 5, J. Bourchier blvd, 1126 Sofia, Bulgaria

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Mathematics;Mathematical physics

Research Keywords
Mathematics;Mathematical physics

Dr. Ivan Horozov

Washington University in St. Louis, USA

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Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry, more specifically themes related to arithmetic groups

Research Keywords
Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry, more specifically themes related to arithmetic groups

Professor Shlomo Ben Abraham

Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University, POB 653, IL-84105 Beer-Sheva, Israel

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First of all I am a Physicist, second a Condensed Matter Physicist, but I am interested in many other things. At present I am mainly interested in ordered aperiodic structures such as quasicrystals and modulated crystals, but also more exotic structures

Research Keywords
First of all I am a Physicist, second a Condensed Matter Physicist, but I am interested in many other things. At present I am mainly interested in ordered aperiodic structures such as quasicrystals and modulated crystals, but also more exotic structures

Professor Ron Lifshitz

School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv 69978, ISRAEL

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Quasicrystals - geometrical and physical consequences of aperiodic long-range order Nanomechanics - classical, mesoscopic, and quantum physics of tiny mechanical systems Nonlinear dynamics - with emphasis on nanomechanical systems and quasip

Research Keywords
Quasicrystals - geometrical and physical consequences of aperiodic long-range order Nanomechanics - classical, mesoscopic, and quantum physics of tiny mechanical systems Nonlinear dynamics - with emphasis on nanomechanical systems and quasip

Professor Yehuda Band

Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics, Department of Electro-Optics, and Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology Ben-Gurion University

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Collision theory, quantum mechanical scattering, light scattering, nonlinear optics, electro-optics and quantum-optics, laser physics, atomic and molecular physics, chemical dynamics, dissociation of molecules, charge exchange processes, electron transpor

Research Keywords
Collision theory, quantum mechanical scattering, light scattering, nonlinear optics, electro-optics and quantum-optics, laser physics, atomic and molecular physics, chemical dynamics, dissociation of molecules, charge exchange processes, electron transpor

Professor Rui Tamura

Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto 6068501, Japan

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Organic Chemistry , Functions・Properties・Materials, Separation Refining and Identification

Research Keywords
Organic Chemistry , Functions・Properties・Materials, Separation Refining and Identification

Dr. Ran Zalk

National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN), Be’er Sheva Area, Israel

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biology; biochemistry; structural ; electron microscopy

Research Keywords
biology; biochemistry; structural ; electron microscopy

Dr. Gabriel Frank

Department of life Sciences, Building 41 Room 128, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B. 653 Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel

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The conformations of ABC exporters in a lipid environment ABC exporters are molecular machines which use the energy of the cell to pump diverse chemicals across membranes. They participate in numerous biological processes, such as cell detoxification,

Research Keywords
The conformations of ABC exporters in a lipid environment ABC exporters are molecular machines which use the energy of the cell to pump diverse chemicals across membranes. They participate in numerous biological processes, such as cell detoxification,

Professor Miriam Cohen

Ben-Gurion university of the Negev Beer-Sheva 84105. Israel

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Hopf algebras and quantum groups and their applications to physics. Non-commutative ring theory.

Research Keywords
Hopf algebras and quantum groups and their applications to physics. Non-commutative ring theory.

Prof. Dr. Amichay Vardi

Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer-Sheva, Israel

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We study the theory of ultracold quantum gases of bosons, fermions, and their mixtures. The current focus is on quantum, many-body dynamical effects in four paradigmatic systems: (a) Bosonic Josephson junctions and double-well atom interferometers (b) Ato

Research Keywords
We study the theory of ultracold quantum gases of bosons, fermions, and their mixtures. The current focus is on quantum, many-body dynamical effects in four paradigmatic systems: (a) Bosonic Josephson junctions and double-well atom interferometers (b) Ato

Professor Kimbal Milton

Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nielsen Hall 325, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-2061 USA

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Registration

The registration fee includes attendance to all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, conference bag and program book.

Registration fee will be 150 USD to be paid upon arrival on the first day of the conference

Start date - End date Price
Registration Fee ...-15/07/2020 150.00 USD

Payment methods

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Instructions for Authors

Instructions

“Symmetry 2020” will accept abstracts only.

The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to contribute with a full manuscript to a Special Issue. The details of this Special Issue will be announced during the conference.

To present your research at the event:

  • Create an account on Sciforum if you do not have one, then click on ‘New Submission’ on the upper-right corner of the window, or by clicking on ‘Submit Abstract’ at the top of the webpage.
  • Indicate what thematic area is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English—the word limits are minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words.
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 15 July 2020. Upon submission, you can select if you wish to also be considered for oral presentation or poster presentation or both.
  • Following assessment by the Chairs, you will be notified by 1 August 2020 by email on whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation or poster presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as the Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. The Covering Author registration deadline is 1 August 2020.

Oral Presentations
Short talks will be 15 min long including questions (12+3 Q&A). A typical presentation should include an up to 10–12-minute talk. If you wish to use an event-specific graphic as a header or footer on your presentation, please see the downloadable banner below:

Optional ppt banner

All presentations must be uploaded in advance. Please bring your presentation to the registration desk at least 30 min before the start of your session, or at the end of the previous day for the early morning sessions. A technician will be available to assist you. For talks scheduled during the first day, we ask you to please send the presentation by email.

Poster Information
Maximum poster size limited to A0: 84 x 120 cm (width x height) in vertical orientation (portrait). Please print your poster prior to the conference. If you wish to use an event-specific graphic as the header or footer on your poster, please see the downloadable banners below:

Optional A0 banner (841 x 120 mm)
Optional A1 banner (594 x 85 mm)

Posters will generally be on display during the whole conference for free poster viewing. Therefore, we recommend you set up the poster during the first day of the conference. Otherwise, please put up your poster during the Coffee Break before your session. Posters will be attached with material provided on the day, and a staff member will be available to assist you with the location of your poster and other on-site needs.

Your poster will be displayed according to your poster number found in the Book of Abstracts, and it will be allocated one formal poster session, during which you are required to stand at your poster:

All posters must be removed by the last day of the conference. Posters left behind after that date will be removed and recycled by the Conference staff.

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