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Editors

Prof. Dr. Sergei D. Odintsov

Editor-in-Chief
Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) and Institut de Ciencies de l’Espai (IEEC-CSIC), Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n 08193 Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
Website: http://www.ice.csic.es/en/view_staff.php?MID=41&ap=1
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Interests: cosmology; dark energy and inflation; quantum gravity; modified gravity and beyond general relativity; quantum fields at external fields
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Prof. Dr. Slavik V. Jablan *

Former Editor-in-Chief
ICT College, 11000 Belgrade, Zdravka Celara 16, Serbia
Website: http://en.ict.edu.rs/about_us/teaching_staff/jablan_slavik
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.
Contribution
Prof. Dr. John H. Graham

Associate Editor
Department of Biology, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia, 30149, USA
Website: http://www.berry.edu/academics/mathsci/fs/jgraham/
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Interests: fluctuating asymmetry; developmental instability; evolutionary genetics; hybrid zones; community ecology
Contribution

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Roman M. Cherniha

Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 3, Tereshchenkivs'ka Street, 01601 Kyiv, Ukraine
Website: http://www.imath.kiev.ua/people/profile.php?pid=110&tab=2&lang=en
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. Rui Tamura

Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto 6068501, Japan
Website: http://www.h.kyoto-u.ac.jp/staff/321_tamura_r_0_e.html
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. Dinesh Shetty

Department of Physics/Pre-Engineering, Aquinas College, 1607 Robinson Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, USA
Website: http://www.gvsu.edu/physics/index.cfm?id=5049EF94-C61D-16CB-FEF3F347F3AAC573
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
Dr. T. Joel Wade

Department of Psychology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 17837, USA
Website: http://www.bucknell.edu/x16784.xml
Interests: symmetry and human attractiveness, symmetry and human mate selection, symmetry and human mating decisions/behaviors
Prof. Dr. Angel Garrido

Department of Fundamental Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, UNED, Paseo Senda del Rey No. 9, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Website: http://www.telefonica.net/web2/angabu
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
Dr. Kenneth S. Berenhaut

Department of Mathematics, Wake Forest University, 1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, USA
Website: http://college.wfu.edu/math/people/faculty/berenhaut
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. Steven Weinberg *

Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C1600, Austin, TX 78712-0264, USA
Website: http://www.ph.utexas.edu/~weintech/weinberg.html
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. Sidney F.A. Kettle

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

Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria
Website: http://evolution.anthro.univie.ac.at/
Interests: geometric morphometrics; computer supported analysis and simulation of human behaviour; human ethology
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
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. Dr. Miao Li

The Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhong Guan Cun Dong Lu 55, Beijing 100190, China
Website: http://www.itp.ac.cn/~mli
Interests: string theory; theoretical cosmology
Dr. David A. Becker

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
Website: http://chemistry.fiu.edu/faculty/david-becker/
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
Prof. Dr. Antonio Palacios

Department of Mathematics, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7720, USA
Website: http://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/~antoniop/research/research.html
Interests: applied mathematics, bifurcations, symmetries, pattern formation and coupled nonlinear oscillators
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry Breaking
Prof. Dr. Young Suh Kim

Center for Fundamental Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Website: http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~yskim
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. 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. Johan Bijnens

Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, Lund University, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
Website: http://home.thep.lu.se/~bijnens/
Interests: nuclear and particle physics, especially hadronic and low-energy flavour physics.
Contribution: Special Issue: Flavor Symmetry
Prof. Dr. Egon Schulte

Northeastern University, Department of Mathematics, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Website: http://mathserver.neu.edu/~schulte/
Interests: discrete and combinatorial geometry; combinatorics; group theory; graph theory
Contribution: Special Issue: Polyhedra
Special Issue: Polyhedral Structures
Prof. Louis H. Kauffman

Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL 60607-7045, USA
Website: http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~kauffman/
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. Yasunori Nomura

Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720-7300, USA
Website: http://physics.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/yasunori-nomura
Interests: particle physics theory; cosmology; quantum gravity
Prof. Dr. Marco Bertamini

Visual Perception Lab, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZA, UK
Website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/vp/marco.html
Interests: Shape perception; Naive physics; Multisensory perception; Evolutionary psychology
Prof. Dr. Vladik Kreinovich

Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
Website: http://www.cs.utep.edu/vladik/
Prof. Dr. M. Lawrence Ellzey, Jr.

Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at El Paso, 500 West University, El Paso, Texas 79968, USA
Website: http://psci203d.utep.edu/
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
Website: http://www.intertech.upv.es/
Interests: computational photonics; discrete symmetry and solitons; singular optics; nonlinear plasmonics; symmetry in cold atoms; nonlinear quantum electrodynamics
Prof. Dr. Malcolm Levitt FRS

School of Chemistry, Room 27:2025, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England, UK
Website: http://www.malcolmhlevitt.com/
Interests: magnetic resonance; time-dependent quantum mechanics
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
Website: http://www.phy.ncu.edu.tw/~chengwei/
Interests: heavy quark systems; CP violation; electroweak theory; Higgs phenomenology, Z\' 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
Website: http://www.tcs.ics.saitama-u.ac.jp/~koshiba/
Interests: theory of cryptography; randomness and computation; quantum computation; computational complexity
Contribution: Special Issue: Symmetry in Theoretical Computer Science
Dr. Michael Schlame

NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
Website: http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/schlam01
Interests: biological membranes; cardiolipin; mitochondria; phospholipids; stereochemistry; thermodynamics
Dr. Richard Palmer

Systematics and Evolution Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, Canada
Website: http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/palmer/palmer.html
Interests: animal asymmetry; morphological asymmetry; antisymmetry; evolution of development; handed behavior; developmental plasticity; symmetry-breaking during development
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. Klaus Mainzer

Lehrstuhl für Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie, Direktor der Carl von Linde-Akademie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstrasse 21, D-80333 München, Germany
Website: http://www.mcts.tum.de/en/cvl-a/philwiss/mitarbeiter/klaus-mainzer/
Interests: philosophy of science; symmetry and complexity
Contribution: Special Issue: Complexity and Symmetry
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. Marlos Viana

University of Illinois at Chicago (Retd.), Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Website: http://tigger.uic.edu/~viana/
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. Marco Picariello

Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca c/o IISS L. Vanvitelli, Via Ronca, 83047 Lioni (AV), Italy
Website: http://www.le.infn.it/~picariel/
Interests: conservation laws; standard model; local and global symmetries; symmetry breaking; supersymmetry and supergravity
Prof. Dr. Svetlana Tsogoeva

Institut für Organische Chemie I, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Henkestrasse 42, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
Website: http://www.chemie.uni-erlangen.de/tsogoeva/
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
Website: http://www.ski.org/cwt
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. 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
Dr. Sergey Borisenko

Institute for Solid State Research, IFW-Dresden, Helmholtzstrasse 20, 01069, Dresden, Germany
Website: http://www.ifw-dresden.de/en/about-us/people/borisenko/
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
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Shpilrain

Department of Mathematics, The City College of New York, New York, NY 10031, USA
Website: http://www.sci.ccny.cuny.edu/~shpil/
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. Soren Toxvaerd

DNRF Centre of Viscous Liquid Dynamics \"Glass and Time\", Building 27, Universitetsvej 1, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Website: http://dirac.ruc.dk/~st
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. Saeid Nahavandi

Alfred Deakin Professor, Chair in Engineering; Director, Centre for Intelligent Systems Research, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus, Geelong 3217, Australia
Website: http://www.deakin.edu.au/itri/cisr/
Interests: modelling; simulation and control of engineered systems; robotics, haptics and human machine interface
Prof. Dr. Rémi Léandre

Laboratoire de Mathématiques, Université de Franche-Comté, route de Gray, 25000 Besançon, France
Website: http://lmb.univ-fcomte.fr/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=295
Interests: stochastic methods in mathematical physics; probability and analysis
Prof. Dr. Emeka Nkenke

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Halle University Hospital, Ernst-Grube-Str. 40, 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany
Website: http://www.mkg-chirurgie.uk-erlangen.de/e1585/e30/e260/index_ger.html
Interests: morphable models; prediction of facial soft tissue changes; craniofacial malformations; cleft lip and palate surgery; orthognathic surgery; head and neck oncology
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
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. David Avnir

Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Website: http://chem.ch.huji.ac.il/avnir/
Interests: materials science; chirality; symmetry; catalysis; composite materials
Dr. Radovan Dermisek

Physics Department, Indiana University, 727 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~iubphys/research/faculty/Dermisek.shtml
Interests: electroweak symmetry breaking; supersymmetry; Higgs phenomenology; grand unified theory; flavor symmetry; origin of fermion masses and mixing
Prof. Dr. Hari M. Srivastava

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3R4, Canada
Website: http://www.math.uvic.ca/faculty/harimsri/
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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