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Nexus 2016 Logo Design Competition
The 2016 edition of the Nexus conference on architecture and mathematics included a competition for the logo. The conference logo will appear on the website, on all printed announcements and posters concerning the conference, and on all conference material, and a special webpage on the conference website will provide space for the winning designer to explain the concept and process behind the creation of the logo. The winning logo will also appear on the covers of the Nexus Network Journal containing the papers presented at the cnference.
The competition description stated the following:
The logo should capture the "nexus" of architecture and mathematics, the interdisciplinary subject of the Nexus conferences. References to the conference venue in the city of Milan are also appreciated. Designers should remember that the logo design should be meaningful at a variety of scales, from full-size to thumbnail, and that it will be used on the cover of a future issue of the Nexus Network Journal (about 12 cm x 12 cm, or 5 x 5 in), and will appear online as well. Scaling the image up and down during the design phase will help the designer be sure that the logo is readable in all formats.
The Winning Design for the Nexus 2016 Logo Competition (click on the image for more details)
Winning design by Vincenzo Fresta
There will be no Ph.D. Day at Nexus 2016 in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.
We are now organising a dedicated Nexus Ph.D. Day for 2017, with a poster session and a publication, in order to give recent Ph.Ds and current Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to share and publish the results of their research. The event will probably take place in Milan, under the direction of Prof. Michela Rossi, with Kim Williams and Sylvie Duvernoy coordinating the publication.
Details will be announced as plans develop.
Deadline is 1 June 2016!!!
The Nexus Network Journal is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for an upcoming issue of dedicated to
Shell and Tensions Structures: Structure, Aesthetics, and Mathematics
This Call for Papers can also be accessed from the NNJ homepage, http://www.nexusjournal.com.
I hope you'll forward this message to colleagues and friends you know are interesting, and we look forward to receiving many submissions.
At the Nexus Network Journal, co-published by Kim Williams Books and Birkhäuser, we care about making sure that the research published in our journal is as widely circulated as possible. That is why we have a policy of restricting material to subscribers only for a short time, and releasing earlier articles to all interested readers. I am pleased to say that as of now, all material from vols. 1 to 13 is now open access.
Please visit the NNJ on the Springer platform at:
and browse these 13 volumes to find the articles that most interest you. You can search by keywords or authors, or visit the Tables of Contents. You can also sign up for the "Table of Contents Alert" so that you'll receive an email from Springer each time a new issue of the NNJ appears. Happy reading!
Our new online platform for articles submission is operative as of Friday, 16 May 2014.
The Nexus Network Journal, in collaboration with Springer, our publishing partner, has implementing the new Editorial Manager for our journal. EM will allow us to receive submissions, assess proposals and assign reviewers in an efficient and timely manner.
To make your submission, please go the Nexus Network Journal Editorial Manager,
There you will find information about the NNJ, instructions for authors, an author tutorial and other information. You will need to register to create a username and password before submitting.
We look forward to receiving your submission!
Although it is very easy to find and download material (including drawings, prints, illustrations, charts, tables, photographs and text) from the Internet, this does not mean that it can automatically be published as part of an article in the Nexus Network Journal. Authors are responsible for obtaining (and, where required, paying for) permissions to reproduce images to be included in their papers. We cannot include material where these rights have not been obtained. We encourage authors use original, unpublished figures, photographs, tables, and other content where possible. One alternative to use of images for which permission cannot be obtained is to provide a link to the content on the Internet.
The peer review system, with all its defects and advantages, is the system used to maintain the integrity and high quality that readers and authors of the Nexus Network Journal have come to expect. To help authors evaluate their own papers before they are submitted to the NNJ and sent for review, we have posted a set of characteristics that can contribute to a paper's acceptance, and a second list of characteristics that often lead to rejection.
Good news for the NNJ: our 2012 impact factor was .079. It nearly doubled in 2013. The newly released impact factor for 2014 remains high, 0.143 !! Congratulations to all NNJ authors for their valuable contributions to our journal.
One of the databases hosting this information is SCImago Journal and Country Rank.
For SCImago NNJ was ranked "Q2" in the category of "Architecture" for 2014 (no. 22 out of 83 journals), and "Q1" in the category of Visual and Performing Arts (38 out of 388). Click on the link to see more:
The Italian scientific news program "TGR Leonardo" aired a segment about a Nexus workshop dedicated to Leonardo's reciprocal structures.
The "Leonardo: Architecture and Mathematics" took place in Vinci, Leonardo's birthplace, in the heart of Tuscany, in summer 2003 (the hottest summer on record in Italy). Participants included sculptor Rinus Roelofs (Netherlands), artist Mark Reynolds (USA), architects Joao Pedro Xavier (Portugal), Kim Williams (Italy), Vesna Petresin (Slovenia-UK) and her husband Laurent Paul Robert, Christopher Glass (USA), Biagio Di Carlo (Italy) and Sylvie Duvernoy (Italy), with others joining us for the construction project. The workshop was composed of a seminar, held in the Biblioteca Leonardiana in Vinci, during which participants assembled to discuss the use of geometry in the architecture of Leonardo as found in his sketchbooks, followed by the actual construction of four dome structures based upon Leonardo's system, which took place in Ponte a Egola, 14 km from Vinci. The seminar and the construction were filmed in order to produce a documentary.