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Group theory is a formal method for analysing, in terms of symmetry groups, abstract and physical systems in which symmetry is present. For example, group theory classifies regular polyhedra, crystal structures and the symmetries of molecules.

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    Models for polyhedral clusters with different symmetries enable us to understand their electronic structures and predict the formation of new clusters.

    • David Schilter