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György Darvas
 
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AFFILIATION :
SYMMETRION,
Director, (1991-)
    Address: 29 Eötvös St., Budapest, H-1067 Hungary
  Phone: 36 (1) 302-6965
http://symmetry.hu

               and

Department of History and Philosophy of Science,
Faculty of Sciences,
Eötvös Loránd University,
Pázmány Péter sétány 1/B, Budapest, H-1117
P.O. Box 32, Budapest, H-1518 Hungary
http://hps.elte.hu/

earlier:

Institute for Research Organization of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Senior research fellow
(1971-2011)

   Address: H-1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 18.
  Mailing address: Pf. 994, Budapest, H-1245, Hungary


EDUCATION:
 Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
DEGREES:
M.S. in Thoretical Physics, 1971
M.S. in Philosophy of Science, 1974
Dr. Univ.,  1985; 
Ph.D.,
1996
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

- 1991- present: Director, SYMMETRION  http://www.symmetry.hu/aus_symmetrion.html

(physics in interaction with other disciplines, conservation laws, interdisciplinary symmetry studies, art-science interrelations, philosophy of science with special regard to physics, symmetry in science, art and technology)

- 1971-2011: (senior) research fellow of the Institute for Research Organization of the Hungarian Academy of Scienceshttp://www.mtakszi.iif.hu

(theoretical physics; additionally: theory and philosophy of science, history of science and technology, problems of interdisciplinary researches; management of research and development; national and international scientific cooperation; science and technology policy at nation-wide and international levels; cross-national comparative studies)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

- currently: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest; Faculty of Sciences,
    - - Department of History and Philosophy of Science (1998-)
http://members.iif.hu/darvasg/course_2.htm
Course of lectures on Symmetry<http://hps.elte.hu/oktaeder/atmeneti/darvas.htm#English>,
Course of lectures on Physical Symmetries and Conservation Laws<http://hps.elte.hu/courses/darvas3.htm#English>,
Course of lectures on Interactions in Kinetic Fields and the Conservation of IFCS<http://hps.elte.hu/oktaeder/atmeneti/darvas2.htm#English>

and
    - - Department of General Technics (1992-1999)

- Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Philosophy (2006-2008) http://www.philos.msu.ru/

- University of Tsukuba, Department of Applied Physics, Japan (1996)

- Technical University of Budapest (1987-88)


            MAIN INVITATIONS ABROAD:

Visiting professor:
    
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Philosophy, 2006-2008

Visiting research fellow:
    University of Tsukuba, March-July 1996

Invited lecturer (among others):

- Wroclaw University, 2014
-
Moscow State Chaikovsky Conservatory, 2013, 2014
- Universitä
t Tübingen, 2011
- University of Pécs, 2011, 2012
- University of Cluj, 2011
- Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Theoretical Physics, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2013
- Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, 2010
- Mathematical Institute of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, 2009
- Biomedical Engineering Center, University Polytehnica of Bucharest, 2009
- Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Altenberg, 2008
- Moscow Institute of Architecture, 2008
- Moscow State University of Typography, 2006, 2007

- Russian Academy of Sciences, IMAS, Symmetry Circle, 2003, 2009
- RIKEN, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Tokyo, 1996
- Tel-Aviv University, 1996
- Technion, Haifa, 1995
- University of Tsukuba, 1994
- Institut für Gesellschaft und Wissenschaft, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1990
- Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy of the Netherlands, The Hague, 1987
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington D.C., 1984

 


ELECTED FUNCTIONS:
CEO,
- International Symmetry Association (ISA)
   (2003-2013 )  http://www.symmetry.hu/isa_articles.html
- Honorary CEO, International Symmetry Association (ISA)
Secretary General,
- International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (ISIS-Symmetry),
   (1989-2001)
 

          MEMBERSHIPS:

- International Symmetry Association (ISA) (founding member, 2003- )  http://www.symmetry.hu/isa_articles.html
- International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (ISIS-Symmetry), (founding member, 1989-2001)
- Complex Committee for the History of Science and Technology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1999-2005)
- New York Academy of Sciences, (1996-)
- International Association for the Study of Interdisciplinary Researches (INTERSTUDY) (founding member, 1979-1988)
- Hungarian National Committee of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (1981-1992)
- Presidium of the National Association for the Science of Science (1973-1981)
- Committee for the Sociology and Management of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1985-1990)
- Hungarian Philosophical Society (1985-)
- Hungarian Association for the Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge (1974-1992)

        OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Chairmanship 

    - Symmetry Festival 2013, Delft;
- Symmetry Festival 2009
, Budapest;
    - Symmetry Festival 2006, Budapest;

    - Symmetry Festival 2003, Budapest;
   
    - History of Symmetry, Scientific session, XXth World Congress of the History of Science, Liége, 1997
 
     - UNESCO Symposium on International Scientific Cooperation and Its Effects on
Society, 1982

Co-Chairman,
    - OREZ  1 Trancoso, Protugal 2007
    -  Festival SupreMADIsm, Moscow, 2006
    - International Congress and Exhibition:

        - - Symmetry of Patterns, Hiroshima, 1992
        - - Symmetry: Natural and Artificial, Washington, D.C., 1995
        - - Symmetry: Order/Disorder, Haifa, 1998
    - International Symposium and Exhibition:
        - - Symmetry of Structure, Budapest, 1989;
 
Organizer
 - Local Organising Committee member,   XXIIIth International Congress of History of Science,  Budapest, 2009,
- Order/Disorder, Haifa, 1998, (and co-editor of the related proceedings)

- Session: History of symmetry in the sciences, arts and technology ,
  XXth International Congress of History of Science, Liége, Belgium, 1997,
- 1993 Annual Meeting of the  Academie internationale de philosophie des sciences, Budapest;

Rapporteur,
   - UNESCO Seminar: Science and Technology Policies for Social and Economic
        Development, Warsaw, 1986

Exhibitions, (organiser):
- Lines - The feeling of one dimension (Symmetry Festival) 2009
- Ars (Dis)Symmetrica '06 (Symmetry Festival), Budapest, (several galeries) 2006
Festival SupreMADIsm, Moscow, 2006
- Ars (Dis)Symmetrica '03, (Symmetry Festival), Budapest, Millennium Center, 2003
- Ars (Dis)Symmetrica '93, Water Tower, Margaret Island, Budapest, 1993
- Science in the Arts – Art in the Sciences, Satellite art program series of the
    UNESCO – ICSU World Conference on Science, (Science for the Twenty First
    Century: A New Commitment, June-July 1999)
      - - Ars(Dis)Symmetrica '99, Ernst Museum, Budapest
      - - Science Reflected in the Arts - Art in the Sciences, Barcsay Hall, Budapest

  - The exhibitions related to the Symmetry Congresses
            -- Budapest, 1989;
            -- Hiroshima, 1992;
            -- Washington, D.C. 1995,
            -- Haifa, 1998

Hungarian team leader
    in the international co-operative study on the Transformation of the Science
    Systems of Central and Eastern Europe, organised by the Institute for Society
    Research MPG Köln, and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research at the
    University of Bielefeld, 1992-1996.

National Coordinator
    of efforts in the CMEA scientific cooperation program in Sociology, History and
    Science of Science (1985-1989)

National liaison officer
    to and co-editor of the proceedings of CMEA International Symposium on
    Scientific-Technological Revolution and Social Progress (1973-74)

Professorship
    Third World Academy of Sciences, ICSU/TWAS/UNESCO/CSC Joint Lectureship
        Programme, (1990-1994)

Curatorship,
    - International Symmetry Foundation (1991-2007)

MAIN GRANTS,
    - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1996, No. 112003
    - Hungarian National Research Fund (OTKA), 1998-99, No. T 025993

Patent,
    - Image processing based on dismounting ino antisymmetric-symmetric components, P0302597, 2003

CONFERENCE LECTURES,
  - at over eighty international meetings, including World congresses in Philosophy, in History of Science and in Symmetry (the titles of the most important ones listed among the publications).

        EDITORSHIP:

Periodicals:
   - Symmetry: Culture and Science (Quarterly, 1990-2008, 2012-)
      http://journal-scs.symmetry.hu/editorial-boards/
       editor in chief ( 1990-1996 with D. Nagy; 1997-2001 with Sz. Bérczi, J. Böhm and S. Kabai; 2001- 2008, 2012- alone)

    - Entropy, an International and Interdisciplinary Journal of
      Entropy and Information Sciences (1999-2006)
     http://www.mdpi.org/entropy/   member of the Editorial Board

    - Newsletter of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1991-1996)
    - History of Science - History of Technology (periodical, in Hungarian,
       Tudománytörténet, Technikatörténet) (1983-1986)
    - Letters on the Science of Science (periodical, in Hungarian,
       Tudománytani Szemelvények) (1974-1982)
    - Szimmetria - Thematic issue of Magyar Tudomány
      (the central periodical of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) 3, 1999
    - Global Future Digest(Toronto-Bombay) (1983-1990) advisory editor

Books, collected essays (edited):

- Philosophy of Mathematics Today, Kluwer: Dordrecht, 1997, xxix + 361 p.  (with E. Agazzi).
- Science and Technology in Eastern Europe, Longman: Harlow, Essex,UK, 1988, 283 p.
- International Scientific Co-operation and Its Effects on Society, Paris-Budapest: UNESCO and the Institute for Research Organisation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1983, 315 p.
- Symmetry of Structure, Extended Abstracts, Budapest: International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry, Vols. I and II, 1989. 656 p. (Nagy D-sel)
- Symmetry in a Kaleidoscope, Budapest: International Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science, 1-4), 1990. 448 p. (with D. Nagy).
- Symmetry: Natural and Artificial, Extended Abstracts, Budapest: Symmetrion, 734 p. 1995 (with D. Nagy and M. Pardavi-Harváth)
- Order/Disorder, Organisation and Hierarchy in Science, Technology, Art, Design and the Humanities, Extended Abstracts, Budapest: International Symmetry Foundation (special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science), 1989. 464 p. (with D. Nagy and D. Shechtman).
- Ars (Dis)Symmetrica '99; A Tudomány a Mûvészet Tükrében - Mûvészet a Tudományban, Science Reflected in the Arts - Art in the Sciences, (Satellite art program series accompanying the UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science, Science for the Twenty-First Century: A New Commitment, 1999), Institute for Research Organisation, Hungarian Academy of Sciences  and  Symmetrion, Budapest, 1999, 144 p.
- Chapters from the History of Symmetry, Budapest: International Symmetry Foundation (special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science), 1999, 208 p.
- Symmetry in Ethnomathematics, Budapest: International Symmetry Foundation (special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science), 2001, 240 p.
- Symmetry: A synthesis of constancy and change,
Budapest: International Symmetry Foundation (special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science), 2003, 2004,  768 p.
- Symmetry in Art and Science Education, 1, 2, 3, Budapest: Symmetrion (special issues of the Symmetry: Culture and Science, Vol. 17, Nos. 1-2 and 3-4, 416 p., Vol. 18. No. 1, 96 p.) (2006, 2007).
- Symmetries of the Möbius Strip, Budapest: Symmetrion (special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science, Vol. 19, No. 1), 80 p. (2008)
- with
Tennant, R., eds. Islamic Art and Symmetry, Budapest: Symmetrion (special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science, Vol. 19, Nos. 2-3), pp. 81-224. (2008)
- with Petitjean, M., eds. Symmetry in the History of Science, Art and Technology, Part 1, Budapest: Symmetrion (Proceedings of the Symmetry Festival 2009, special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science, Vol. 20, Nos. 1-4), 448 p. (2009).
- with Petitjean, M., eds. Symmetry in the History of Science, Art and Technology, Part 2, Budapest: Symmetrion (Proceedings of the Symmetry Festival 2009, special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science, Vol. 21, Nos. 1-3), 304 p. (2010).
- Symmetries with Finsler metric, special issue of the Symmetry: Culture and Science, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 97-224, (2012).

 

        PUBLICATIONS:
nearly three hundred items, including 21 books, 40 book chapters, and 70 journal articles (most of them in English)
http://members.iif.hu/darvasg/publ.htm

Monographs:
- Darvas Gy., Juristovszki M., Mosoniné Fried J., Vas-Zoltán P. (1982) Tudomány- és Mûszaki Politika a Fejlett és Közepesen Fejlett Országokban, Tudományszervezési Füzetek Kismonográfia sorozat, Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 288 old.
- Darvas Gy. et al., (1986) Tudomány- és Mûszaki Politika Magyarországon (Kutatás, Fejlesztés, Innováció, Tudományszervezés), Tudományszervezési Füzetek Kismonográfia sorozat, Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, I-II. kötet, 669 old.
- Darvas, Gy. Symmetry (2007)  Basel: Birkhauser, xi + 508 p.
- Another Version of Facts, On Fundamental Physical Interactions, 2015, coming soon
.
 
Symmetry

Ars (Dis)Symmetrica '99Symmetry: Natural and ArtificialMagyar Tudomány 99/3

Philosophy of Mathematics TodaySymmetry: Culture and ScienceSymmetry of Structure

Science and Technology in Eastern EuropeInternational Scientific Co-operation and Its Effects on SocietyTudomány- és mûszaki politika a fejlett és közepesen fejlett országokban

 

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  LANGUAGES: Hungarian (native), English (excellent), Russian (excellent), German (well)
  PERSONAL: born 1st April 1948, Budapest, Hungary
married, two children (Anikó, 1979; Gergely, 1980),
citizen of Hungary E-mail: darvasg [at] iif.hu; symmetry [at] symmetry.hu