We are very pleased to issue the first announcement regarding the 9th international, interdisciplinary conference NEXUS 2012: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ARCHITECTURE AND MATHEMATICS. The conference will take place at11-14 June 2012 in Milan, Italy, hosted by the Department of Industrial Design, Art, Comunication and Fashion (INDACO) and the Department of Mathematics of the Politecnico di Milano.

The Call for Papers is now online at:http://www.nexusjournal.com/call-for-papers/240-cfp-nexus-2012.html

This Call for Papers can also be accessed from the NNJ homepage, http://www.nexusjournal.com

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15  February 2011

The Nexus conferences are dedicated to explorations of the relationships between architecture and mathematics, through a broad panorama of topics. In the past, these topics have included: symmetry in architecture, projective and descriptive geometry, soap bubbles and minimum surfaces, systems of proportions, geometry and urban design, the development of structural forms, the use of arithmetical, geometrical, and harmonic means, calculations of domes and arches, linear algebra and geometric forms, music theory and architecture, fractals in architecture, etc. Presentations have also included discussions of the work of individual architects, such as Alberti, Palladio, Frank Lloyd Wright; historical periods, such as Roman, Incan and Renaissance; the application of particular branches of mathematics to architectural design, such as geometry, topology and algebra

Submissions in electronic form (.doc or .pdf) should be sent to: Kim Williams <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>.

I hope you'll forward this message to colleagues and friends you know are interesting, and we look forward to receiving many submissions. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

As ever,

Kim

The Nexus Network Journal website was long overdue for an overhaul, and has now been completely re-designed. Some webpages have changed addresses, but there are automatic links to the new addresses from the old ones, so no link will be dropped. I invite you to vist the NNJ website at:

http://www.nexusjournal.com

and see our new features. You can preview the latest issues and browse through back issues of the NNJ, read and reply to readers' queries, and find the abstracts from past Nexus conferences on architecture and mathematics.

I welcome your comments on these changes, and look forward to hearing from you.

Cordially,  Kim

Kim Williams, Editor in Chief, Nexus Network Journal