Many people have told us that they did not hear about our Call for Papers for Nexus 2014 until they received the second announcement, so we have decided to extend the deadline for submission of abstracts.

The 10th international, interdisciplinary Nexus conference for architecture and mathematics will take place 9-12 June 2014 in Ankara, Turkey, hosted by the Department of Architecture of Middle East Technical University.

The new deadline for submission of Abstracts 15 April 2013

Click here to download the Call for Papers

All details regarding the Call for Papers for Nexus 2014 are available on the website of the Nexus Network Journal.

We are looking forward to to receiving many abstracts, and to a wonderful conference in Ankara!

The following announcement also appears on the Facebook page of the Nexus conferences. Check us out at:

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The VII International Mathematics & Design Conference M&D-2013 has announced a Call for Papers. The Conference, directed by Vera Spinadel, will take place on September 02-06, 2013, in at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo of the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, in Tucumán Argentina.

The objective of this conference is to convoke designers and scientists from differents fields of knowledge, interested in the active interaction between Mathematics, Art and Design. There exists an enormous wealth of experiences not only in Architecture and Engineering but also in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Textil Design, Light and Sound Design, Art Design, etc. It is important that the experts in some of these fields meet together to interchange their results and projects, transmitting their knowledge for the benefit of professionals and specially of students at different learning stages.

The deadline for the reception of the abstracts (maximum of 300 words) of the communications is March 30, 2013. The answer about the acceptance will be sent before April 30, 2013.

All information is available on the Conference website:

Web page: http://www.maydi.org.ar/

e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (International Mathematics & Design Association)

Nexus Network Journal Editorial Board Member Vera W. de Spinadel has been promoted to Full Emerit Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban planning, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Many of you already know Prof. Spinadel's committment to relationships between art and sciences, because she is the founder and director of the Asociación Internacional de Matemática y Diseño.

The VII International Conference for Mathematics and Design "M&D-2013" will take place 2-6 September 2013 at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina. Details about this important meeting can be found on the Association's website: http://www.maydi.org.ar/

Many, many congratulations to Vera Spinadel, and thank you very much for contributing your expertise to the Nexus Network Journal.

Two members of the Nexus Network Journal Editorial Board have been recently promoted within their institutions.

Board Member Ahmed Elkhateeb has been promoted to Full Professor of Architecture and Building Science in the Department of Architecture in the Faculty of Environmental Design of King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Board Member João Pedro Xavier has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto (FAUP), Portugal.

Many, many congratulations to Professors Elkhateeb and Xavier, and thank you very much for helping maintain the high standards of scholarship that distinguish the Nexus Network Journal !

Steve Wassell, Nexus Network Journal editorial board member and Sweet Briar College professor of mathematics has been named one of the country’s best undergraduate teachers according to The Princeton Review. Wassell is profiled in the Review’s new book, “The Best 300 Professors,” published April 3, 2012.

Steve has participated at every Nexus conference since 1998, was Guest Editor of the NNJ vol 4, no. 1 (2002) issue devoted to the Golden Section, and co-editor of the vol. 10, no. 2 (2008) issue dedicated to Palladio. He has also co-authored books with Branko Mitrovic, Kim Williams and Lionel March. See his NNJ Editorial Board webpage at http://www.nexusjournal.com/eb-intro/eb-intro/stephen-r-wassell.html.

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.

It is now possible to register online for the Nexus 2012 conference, 11-14 June 2012, in Milan. The fee for those who have been accepted as conference speakers is 160 Euros if registered before 31 March, and 200 Euros if registered after.  All other participants who register before 31 March 2012 pay a reduced conference fee of 250 Euros instead of the full fee of 350 Euros to be paid for those who register between 1 April and 11 June. It is also possible to attend single days only at the conference by paying a daily fee of 100 per day on the day of participation.

The registration process online is simple: from the conference website at http://www.nexusjournal.com/nexus2012-introduction.html click on "Register". This takes you to the website of the Politecnico di Milano. Simply provide information (name, address, e-mail) to create an account, then from the menu on the left side, select "Payment". Payment can be made with most major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc.).

We are looking forward to a fine conference in June!

By presidential decree of November 29, 2011, the State Prize of Ukraine for Architecture for 2011 has been awarded to Radoslav Zuk, Emeritus Professor at the McGill University School of Architecture. As leader of the design team, Prof. Zuk was awarded the prize for the design of the Church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in the city of Lviv.

News ZukChurch of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, Lviv, Ukraine

Radoslav Zuk participated in Nexus 2004 in Mexico City, presenting a paper entitled "From Renaissance Musical Proportions to Polytonality in Twentieth Century Architecture". He will be present once again at Nexus 2012 in Milan to discuss "Three Musical Interpretations of Le Corbusier's Modulor".

Many, many congratulations to  Architect Zuk. Nexus is proud to have such a contributor, as well as a good friend!