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Symmetries Throughout the Sciences

Organized by Ernest Henley

May 11-12, 1996
Irvine, CA

Saturday, May 11

Ernest Henley, University of Washington
Introduction

Group Representations and Geometry
Michele Vergne, École normale supérieure

Asymmetries and Symmetries in Bacterial Motility
Howard Berg, Harvard University

Mapping the Universe in Three Dimensions
Martha Haynes, Cornell University

Symmetry, Stability and Dynamics of Multidomain and Multicomponent Biomacromolecular Systems
Tom Blundell, University of London

Symmetry Arguments in Chemistry
Jack Dunitz, ETH, Zurich

Symmetries and Their Breaking Along Biological Evolution
Antonio Garcia-Bellido, University of Madrid

Forbidden Symmetry and Quasicrystals
Paul Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania

From Symmetry to Asymmetry: Evolution of Bilateral Asymmetries in Animals
A. Richard Palmer, University of Alberta

Symmetries in Geology and Geophysics
Donald Turcotte, Cornell University

Sunday, May 12

Astrophysical Symmetries: Bipolar Structure in Quasars, Spiral Galaxies, Young Stellar Objects, and Other Systems
Virginia Trimble, University of Maryland and University of California, Irvine

Symmetries, Mainly Approximate or Broken, in Biopolymers
Hans Frauenfelder, Los Alamos

A Brief History of Symmetry in Mathematics
George D. Mostow, Yale University

Five-fold Symmetry in Virus, Fullerene and Quasi-crystal Structures
Donald Caspar, Florida State University

The Role Of Symmetry in Fundamental Physics
David Gross, Princeton University

Symmetry and Quasi-symmetry in DNA Sequence Recognition by Drugs and Proteins
Richard Dickerson, University of California, Los Angeles

Symmetry in Chemistry From the Hydrogen Atom to Proteins
Michael Kellman, University of Oregon

Ernest Henley
Concluding Remarks

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