Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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2nd International Conference on Symmetry

2019, Sep 01 -- Sep 07

S. D. Odintsov (Journal Symmetry and ICREA)
M. Asorey (U. Zaragoza)
E. Elizalde (ICE/CSIC, Barcelona)

Symmetry is a fundamental phenomenon in Nature and Science. This Conference aims to bring it into focus and promote cutting edge knowledge and ideas of symmetry in a variety of subjects ranging from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, to Biology. The Conference is addressed to scholars, engineers, students and enterprises interested in the role of Symmetry in Nature.


Session: Physics and Symmetry, Chairs: I.Brevik, E. Elizalde and K.Milton
Session: Chemistry and Symmetry: Chairs:M. Benaglia
Session: Biology and Symmetry, Chair: O.I.Epstein
Session: Mathematics, Computer Science and Symmetry, Chairs: S. Anco, J.L. Garcia Guirao and S. D. Odintsov

International Advisory Committee

- Prof. Dr. Steven Weinberg, Austin, USA (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1979)
- Prof. Dr. Toshihide Maskawa, Nagoya, Japan (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2008)
- Prof. Dr. Juan Maldacena, Princeton, USA (Fundamental Physics Prize, 2012)

Conference Chairs

- Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov (Chairman), 
ICREA and Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC)
,Barcelona, Spain
- Prof. Dr. Emilio Elizalde (Vice-Charman), Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio (IEEC-CSIC), 
Barcelona, Spain
- Prof. Dr. Manuel Asorey (Vice-Chairman), Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Invited speakers
- M. Asorey (Zaragoza)
-I.Brevik (Trondheim)
-I.L. Buchbinder (Tomsk)
-E.Elizalde (Barcelona)
-T.Inagaki (Hiroshima)
-K.Milton (Norman)
-S.D.Odintsov (Barcelona)
-A.V.Shapovalov (Tomsk)

Abstract submission

Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our special issue  Selected Papers: Symmetry 2019—The Second Edition of the International Conference on Symmetry in the journal Symmetry .

200-word abstract in English for the booklet (printed) and 2-pages extended abstract for the proceedings, with Title, Affiliations, Abstract, Introduction, Results and Conclusions (with Figures and/or Tables) and References.

Abstract submission should be done on: Submit Abstract

All accepted extended abstracts will be published in the journal Proceedings. For those authors who will not attend the conference, the abstracts will not be published. All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net.

Conference Deadlines:
- Final Abstract Submission: 15.07.2019
- Acceptance Notification: 20.07.2019

Conference Awards

Winners will be awarded 500 Euros with a certificate and a waiver of the registration fees for the Symmetry 2019 conference. Winners will be notified by 15 July 2019.

Candidates requirements

Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in the symmetry research field. The abstract submitted by the applicants must have been previously accepted by the Chairs of the Symmetry 2019 conference.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents to symmetry2019@mdpi.com:

    1. A brief description of current and future research.
    2. A CV, including a complete list of publications.
    3. A recommendation letter from a supervisor, research director or department head, which confirms that the applicant fulfills all the requirements.

Please note that abstract submission and conference registration are two separate processes:
Register to attend the conference on the Benasque site BUT To submit an abstract 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 Submit Abstract on the Conference website.


Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is:

Before Jul 15After Jul 15
Regular300 eur.350 eur.
Acommpanying person150 eur.200 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2019symmetry Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

Pay by credit card

Participant: Pay by credit card
Acommpanying person: Pay by credit card

* You have to be registered.
* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.

*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Sep 01.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Sep 07.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is August 10

Further Information.

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • logo CSIC
  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque

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