The 18 th ICGG in Milan, Italy, hosted by Politecnico di Milano

  • Frank M. Croft


The 18 th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics was held from August 3 – 7, 2018 in Milan, Italy [1]. The host institution was the Politecnico di Milano, at the Milano Leonardo Campus. There were many significant and unique occurrences which this review will attempt to highlight. First, there was a double dedication for this Conference. It was dedicated to Leonardo
Da Vinci, after whom the Campus is named and to whom homage should be paid 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 recipient in Chemistry in 1963, together with
Karl Ziegler, as a mentor of the profound function – and the beauty! – of Geometry and Graphics in Science and Technology, even at the invisible scale of the molecular world.
Next, the design and dedication of the Conference Logo must be mentioned. 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, as a metaphor of the basic brick of organic life, while due the designated viewpoint the overall outline of the logo alludes to the letter “M” of Milan.

How to Cite
F. M. Croft, “The 18 th ICGG in Milan, Italy, hosted by Politecnico di Milano”, diségno, no. 5, pp. 235-237, Dec. 2019.