Symmetry Festival 2024

July 17th-20th, 2024 Pisa, Italy

“Leaning” Symmetry

The World’s Largest Interdisciplinary Festival in Symmetry Studies Celebrating Science, Culture, and Art

In memory of György Darvas
Founder of the International Symmetry Association

Hosting and organizing institution: University of Pisa, Centro congressi Le Benedettine

C.A.F.R.E. Centro interdipartimentale per l’Aggiornamento, la Formazione e la Ricerca Educativa of the University of Pisa, Italy


International Symmetry Association


Dear colleagues and friends in symmetry studies:

We are looking forward to the next year with our most important international event – the largest interdisciplinary scientific and art Symmetry Festival!
Best wishes for a healthy, peaceful and prosperous Happy New 2024 Year!

Ruslan I. Kostov
CEO, International Symmetry Association


György Darvas (1948-2023)

Dear colleagues and friends in the field of the applied and interdisciplinary study of symmetry, we regret to inform you that the founder of the International Symmetry Association (ISA; 2003-) and its Honorary CEO, Dr. György Darvas, passed away in the last days of 2023.

His life and scientific activity were devoted to all aspects of symmetry studies, as well as to organizing of the Symmetry Festivals and many other symmetry linked scientific and art events. György Darvas, PhD, physicist and philosopher with an encyclopedic approach to symmetry was a senior scientist from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

He has been invited professor and lecturer in many cities worldwide with impact on introducing symmetry studies. His main monographs are: Symmetry. Cultural-Historical and Ontological Aspects of Science-Arts Relations (2007) and Hypersymmetry. Physics of the Isotopic Field-Charge Spin Conservation (2020).

He was one of the first editors of the journal Symmetry: Culture and Science. We have lost Gyuri, as his friends called him, as our greatest friend and most respected scientist. We shall keep in our memory his modest, helpful and friendly manner, providing a perfect example for a scholar of an international signature.

International Symmetry Association
Executive and Advisory Boards


The International Symmetry Association is glad to announce:

The next Symmetry Festival will be held 17-20 July 2024 in Pisa, Italy

Hosting and organizing institution: C.A.F.R.E. – Centro interdipartimentale per l’Aggiornamento, la Formazione e la Ricerca Educativa of the University of Pisa, Italy (

Venue: University of Pisa – Centro congressi Benedettine (

Please, visit the festival website ( at the end of next month for details on the Symmetry Festival 2024 organization, participation and accommodation, including registration fee and call for papers.

See you in Pisa, next summer!
With the best seasonal regards,

CEO, ISA: Ruslan I. Kostov

Dear colleagues and friends in symmetry studies and applications

In the last two years one can hardly try to plan something for the near future. I thank all in person and online participants in the Symmetry Festival 2021, which was held in Sofia. We are looking forward to the next Symmetry Meeting, which will be probably held in Pécs, Hungary, in 2023 after the official approval by the ISA Board. I hope most of us shall be able to attend in person by then. The next year is declared by UNESCO as an International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development ( with a lot of scientific and technical partners and supporters. Symmetry is a universal principle, as well as a way of thinking and a way of life! It has no borders for sciences, arts and innovations!

I take the chance to wish you all a healthy and prosperous Happy New 2022 Year!

Ruslan I. Kostov
International Symmetry Association, CEO