We are glad to announce that the ICGG 2018, 18th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics , will take place at the Politecnico di Milano, in Milan, Italy, on August 3–7, 2018.
The International Conference on Geometry and Graphics is organized biannually at different venues around the world, under the auspices of the ISGG, the International Society for Geometry and Graphcs, aiming at providing a forum for all persons who are involved with geometry and graphics.
The spectrum ranges from fundamental research to geometric real-world applications in science and technology and it includes also all aspects of education in geometry and engineering graphics as well as industrial design.
The first Conference was held in Vaoncouver, Canada, in 1978, hosted by the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education, the last Conference has been held in Beijing, China, in 2016, hosted by the Beijing Institute of Technology, therefore 2018 will be the 40th anniversary from the first Conference.
Dedication and Logo
As also the Conference Logo tries to synthesize, we liked to propose a double dedication, to Leonardo Da Vinci, after whom our Campus is named and to whom we would pay homage as a genius among the greatest showing the widest power of Geometry and Graphics in investigation and creativity between Science and Art, and to Giulio Natta, professor at the Politecnico di Milano and Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1963, together with Karl Ziegler, as a mentor of the profound function and beauty of Geometry and Graphics in Science and Technology, even at the invisible scale of the molecular world.
In the graphic synthesis of the logo, starting from a spatial version of the Leonardo’s homo ad circulum diagram, the sphere (symbolizing the macro cosmos) appears covered by the molecular pattern of the Natta’s isotactic polypropylene and inscribed inside an ideally cubic frame (symbolizing the micro cosmos), and the outline of the homo (the man) meets the two mentioned structures at the base, where the first carbon atom of the chain is located, while from the designated viewpoint the overall outline of the logo alludes to the letter “M” of Milan.