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Ms. Demi Liu

Managing Editor
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China


Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov

ICREA, P. Lluis Companyas 23, 08010 Barcelona and Institute of Space Sciences (IEEC-CSIC), C. Can Magrans s/n, 08193 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: cosmology; dark energy and inflation; quantum gravity; modified gravity and beyond general relativity; quantum fields at external fields
Prof. Dr. Slavik V. Jablan *

Former Editor-in-Chief
ICT College, 11000 Belgrade, Zdravka Celara 16, Serbia
Interests: theory of symmetry; antisymmetry; colored symmetry; mathematical crystallography; knot theory; math-art; ornamental art and design; modularity in science and art
* Deceased, 26 February 2015.
Prof. Dr. John H. Graham

Associate Editor
Department of Biology, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia, 30149, USA
Interests: fluctuating asymmetry; developmental instability; evolutionary genetics; hybrid zones; community ecology

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Roman M. Cherniha

Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 3, Tereshchenkivs'ka Street, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine
Interests: Non-linear PDEs: Lie and conditional symmetries, exact solutions and their properties; Application of symmetry-based methods for analytical solving nonlinear initial and boundary value problems arising in mathematical physics and mathematical biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Lie Theory and Its Applications
Special Issue: Lie and Conditional Symmetries and Their Applications for Solving Nonlinear Models
Prof. Dr. Dinesh Shetty

Department of Physics/Pre-Engineering, Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, USA
Interests: physics of exotic nuclei using beams of rare-isotope nuclei; heavy-ion reactions; structure of neutron stars and nuclear symmetry energy; fusion & fission reaction studies
Contribution: Special Issue: Nuclear Symmetry Energy
Prof. Dr. Rui Tamura

Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto 6068501, Japan
Interests: complexity phenomena; chiral symmetry breaking; spin symmetry breaking; chiral resolution; liquid crystals; organic crystals; magnetism
Contribution: Special Issue: Chiral Organic Crystal
In other journals:
Special Issue: Chiral Organic Crystal
Prof. Dr. Cheryl Akner-Koler

Deptartment of Industrial Design, Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, LM Ericssons väg 14, SE-126 27 Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: theoretical and applied aesthetics; formgiving intelligence; complexity and transformation; art projects and product design education
Prof. Dr. David Avnir

Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Interests: materials science; chirality; symmetry; catalysis; composite materials
Dr. David A. Becker

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Interests: azulenyl nitrones; spin trapping; neuroprotection; free radicals; morphogenesis; bilateral symmetry; cadherins; zygo-dodecahedral brain model; geometrical music theory
Contribution: Special Issue: Molecular Adhesion Codes in Geometric Regulation of Bilaterian Morphogenesis
Dr. Stephane Béllemin-Laponnaz

Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, CNRS-Université de Strasbourg, 23, rue du Loess, 67034 Strasbourg cedex 2, France
Interests: asymmetric catalysis; ligand synthesis; coordination chemistry; organometallic chemistry
Contribution: Special Issue: Asymmetric Catalysis and Transition-Metal Chemistry
Dr. Kenneth S. Berenhaut

Department of Mathematics, Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA
Interests: applied probability; convergence rates; mathematical inequalities; mathematical and statistical models; discrete dynamics; periodicities in sequences; statistical methodology; matrix inequalities; analytic, probabilistic and combinatorial number theory; discrete structures
Prof. Dr. Marco Bertamini

Visual Perception Lab, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZA, UK
Interests: Shape perception; Naive physics; Multisensory perception; Evolutionary psychology
Prof. Dr. Johan Bijnens

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
Interests: nuclear and particle physics, especially hadronic and low-energy flavour physics.
Contribution: Special Issue: Flavor Symmetry
Dr. Sergey Borisenko

Institute for Solid State Research, IFW-Dresden, Helmholtzstrasse 20, 01069, Dresden, Germany
Interests: unconventional superconductivity; strongly correlated electron systems; angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES)
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetries of Electronic Order
Special Issue: Symmetry of the Order Parameter in Iron-Based Superconductors
Dr. Victor Borovkov

Department of Applied Chemistry, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Interests: induced chirality; chirality transfer; supramolecular chirality; chiral chromophores; circular dichroism; chiral materials and surfaces
Contribution: Special Issue: Supramolecular Chirality
Prof. Dr. Cheng-Wei Chiang

Department of Physics and Center for Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, National Central University, Chungli 320, Taiwan and Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan
Interests: heavy quark systems; CP violation; electroweak theory; Higgs phenomenology, Z\' physics
Dr. Radovan Dermisek

Physics Department, Indiana University, 727 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Interests: electroweak symmetry breaking; supersymmetry; Higgs phenomenology; grand unified theory; flavor symmetry; origin of fermion masses and mixing
Prof. Dr. M. Lawrence Ellzey, Jr.

Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at El Paso, 500 West University, El Paso, Texas 79968, USA
Interests: quantum chemistry; finite groups and their algebras; symmetry adaptation; computational methods; effective Hamiltonian methods; irreducible tensorial sets
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry Group Methods for Molecular Systems
Special Issue: Chemical Applications of Symmetry
Prof. Dr. Albert Ferrando

Departament d'Òptica, Universitat de València, Interdisciplinary Modeling Group, InterTech. Dr Moliner, 50 E-46100 Burjassot (València), Spain
Interests: computational photonics; discrete symmetry and solitons; singular optics; nonlinear plasmonics; symmetry in cold atoms; nonlinear quantum electrodynamics
Prof. Dr. Angel Garrido

Department of Fundamental Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey No. 9, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: mathematical analysis; measure theory; fuzzy measures, in particular symmetry and entropy; graph theory; discrete mathematics; automata theory; mathematical education; heuristics; automata theory; artificial intelligence
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry Measures on Complex Networks
Special Issue: Symmetry in Complex Networks II
In other journals:
Special Issue: Lvov—Warsaw School
Prof. Dr. Karl Grammer

Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria
Interests: geometric morphometrics; computer supported analysis and simulation of human behaviour; human ethology
Prof. Dr. Hans Grimmer

Laboratory for Developments and Methods, Condensed Matter Research with Neutrons and Muons, Paul Scherrer Institute, CH-5234 Villigen PSI, Switzerland
Interests: symmetry of crystals; magnetic symmetry; anisotropy of physical properties in crystals; coincidence site lattices; twinning
Prof. Dr. Shoichi Kai

Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, and Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Interests: pattern formation; bifurcation; instability due to symmetry; nonlinear dynamics; rhythm in life systems; symmetry breaking phenomena
Prof. Louis H. Kauffman

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL 60607-7045, USA
Interests: geometric topoloogy; classical knot theory; virtual knot theory; higher dimensional knot theory; quantum knots; topological quantum field theory; quantum computing; topological quantum computing; diagrammatic and categorical approaches to mathematical structure
Contribution: Special Issue: Diagrams, Topology, Categories and Logic
Prof. Dr. Sidney F.A. Kettle

School of Chemistry, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
Interests: molecular symmetry; symmetry and structure
Prof. Dr. Young Suh Kim

Center for Fundamental Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: elementary particle theory; Lorentz group applicable to other areas of physics including quantum optics; condensed matter physics; and classical mechanics; foundations of quantum mechanics; particularly the question of making the uncertainty principle consistent with special relativity
Contribution: Special Issue: Physics based on Two-by-two Matrices
Special Issue: Harmonic Oscillators In Modern Physics
Prof. Dr. Takeshi Koshiba

Area of Informatics, Division of Mathematics, Electronics and Informatics, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, 255 Shimo-Okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
Interests: theory of cryptography; randomness and computation; quantum computation; computational complexity
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry in Theoretical Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Vladik Kreinovich

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
Prof. Dr. Rémi Léandre

Laboratoire de Mathématiques, Université de Franche-Comté, route de Gray, 25000 Besançon, France
Interests: stochastic methods in mathematical physics; probability and analysis
Prof. Dr. Malcolm Levitt FRS

School of Chemistry, Room 27:2025, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England, UK
Interests: magnetic resonance; time-dependent quantum mechanics
Prof. Dr. Miao Li

The Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhong Guan Cun Dong Lu 55, Beijing 100190, China
Interests: string theory; theoretical cosmology
Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer

Lehrstuhl für Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie, Direktor der Carl von Linde-Akademie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstrasse 21, D-80333 München, Germany
Interests: philosophy of science; symmetry and complexity
Contribution: Special Issue: Complexity and Symmetry
Prof. Dr. Saeid Nahavandi

Alfred Deakin Professor, Chair in Engineering; Director, Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong 3217, Australia
Interests: modelling; simulation and control of engineered systems; robotics, haptics and human machine interface
Prof. Dr. Emeka Nkenke

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Halle University Hospital, Ernst-Grube-Str. 40, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Interests: morphable models; prediction of facial soft tissue changes; craniofacial malformations; cleft lip and palate surgery; orthognathic surgery; head and neck oncology
Prof. Dr. Shin'ichi Nojiri

Department of Physics, Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8602, Japan and Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan
Contribution: Special Issue: Revealing the Symmetries of the Universe: Dark Energy, Inflation and Modified Gravity
Prof. Dr. Yasunori Nomura

Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720-7300, USA
Interests: particle physics theory; cosmology; quantum gravity
Prof. Dr. Antonio Palacios

Department of Mathematics, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7720, USA
Interests: applied mathematics, bifurcations, symmetries, pattern formation and coupled nonlinear oscillators
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry Breaking
Dr. Richard Palmer

Systematics and Evolution Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Interests: animal asymmetry; morphological asymmetry; antisymmetry; evolution of development; handed behavior; developmental plasticity; symmetry-breaking during development
Dr. Marco Picariello

Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca c/o IISS L. Vanvitelli, Via Ronca, 83047 Lioni (AV), Italy
Interests: conservation laws; standard model; local and global symmetries; symmetry breaking; supersymmetry and supergravity
Dr. Yuka Sasaki

Brown University, Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences, Box 1821, 190 Thayer Street Providence, RI 02912, USA
Interests: unconscious brain activity; visual/motor skill learning during wakefulness and sleep; non-invasive neuroimaging techniques including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG)
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry and Beauty
Special Issue: Visual Symmetry
Dr. Michael Schlame

NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
Interests: biological membranes; cardiolipin; mitochondria; phospholipids; stereochemistry; thermodynamics
Prof. Dr. Egon Schulte

Northeastern University, Department of Mathematics, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: discrete and combinatorial geometry; combinatorics; group theory; graph theory
Contribution: Special Issue: Polyhedra
Special Issue: Polyhedral Structures
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Shpilrain

Department of Mathematics, The City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
Interests: computational complexity; cryptography and information security: authentication; protocols; zero-knowledge proofs,; data privacy protection; combinatorial and computational group theory; theory of algorithms; affine algebraic geometry; knot theory
Prof. Dr. Ming-Liang Tong

School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: functional metal-organic framework solids; crystal engineering of molecular architectures; magnetic metal cluster; supramolecular chirality
Prof. Dr. Soren Toxvaerd

DNRF Centre of Viscous Liquid Dynamics \"Glass and Time\", Building 27, Universitetsvej 1, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Interests: highly viscous liquids; phase transitions; phase separation and nucleation dynamics; self assembly in complex systems; origin of homochirality; molecular dynamics simulations of complex physical, chemical and biological systems
Prof. Dr. Svetlana Tsogoeva

Institut für Organische Chemie I, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Henkestrasse 42, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Interests: asymmetric organocatalysis and organo-autocatalysis; synthesis of natural product hybrids for medicinal chemistry; redox-active metal complexes for asymmetric oxidation reactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Asymmetric Organocatalysis
Special Issue: Asymmetric Catalysis
Dr. Christopher W. Tyler

Smith-Kettlewell Brain Imaging Center, Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, 2318 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Interests: human symmetry perception; mathematical systems analysis; complexity theory; texture analysis; self-referential systems; symmetry in art; consciousness
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry Processing in Perception and Art
Special Issue: Symmetry: Theory and Applications in Vision
Special Issue: Perceptual, Cognitive and Emotional Processing of Mathematical Symmetries
Prof. Marlos Viana

University of Illinois at Chicago (Retd.), Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Interests: symmetry-derived algebraic methods for data analysis; symmetry studies; applications of algebraic methods to statistics and probability with applications in physics (optics); molecular biology (symbolic sequences)
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry in Probability and Inference
Dr. T. Joel Wade

Department of Psychology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, USA
Interests: symmetry and human attractiveness, symmetry and human mate selection, symmetry and human mating decisions/behaviors
Prof. Dr. Steven Weinberg *

Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1600, Austin, TX 78712-0264, USA
Interests: particle physics; unification of fundamental interactions; cosmology; astrophysics; supersymmetry; supergravity
* Prof. Dr. Steven Weinberg is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 1979
Prof. Dr. Hari M. Srivastava

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3R4, Canada
Interests: real and complex analysis; fractional calculus and its applications; integral equations and transforms; higher transcendental functions and their applications; q-series and q-polynomials; analytic number theory; analytic and geometric Inequalities; probability and statistics; inventory modelling and optimization
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: q-Series and Related Topics in Special Functions and Analytic Number Theory
Special Issue: Recent Advances in Fractional Calculus and Its Applications
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