Symmetry Principles in Science
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 September 2022) | Viewed by 198
Interests: quantum field theory; quantum computing; mathematical physics; game theory
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Symmetry is a ubiquitous concept in science. In everyday life, we notice that specific shapes seem to be more symmetrical to us than others, and we often associate them with elegance and beauty. In science, it is not always obvious how to best define, measure, or understand the symmetry of the examined object or phenomenon. The history of science teaches us that the pursuit of a better understanding of symmetry was one of the driving forces in the development of science and, above all, mathematics. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of symmetry in broadly understood science and technology, and mathematical modeling without the concept of symmetry would be a completely different science. This Special Issue aims to highlight the role of symmetry in pure and applied sciences. We invite contributions of both theoretical and applied types. The authors are encouraged to submit their original research results and, possibly, reviews. Scope: potential topics dealing with, but not limited to, the following subheadings are deemed suitable for publication:
- Symmetry in science and art;
- Approximate symmetry and symmetry breaking;
- Group theoretical methods in science;
- Mathematical modeling;
- Generalized notions of symmetry.
Prof. Dr. Jan Sładkowski
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