IYCr Supporters





Large-scale facilities


Coming events

ONI eksperymentują!
8th Sep 2014 - 30th Nov 2014
Poland: Mysłowice

Crystal MOOC - The Fascination of Crystals and Symmetry
16th Oct 2014 - 20th Nov 2014
: Internet

Rigaku OpenLab Colombia
27th Oct 2014 8:30am - 31st Oct 2014 6:00pm
Colombia: Bucaramanga

Colloquium: 50 years of crystallography in Freiburg, Germany
31st Oct 2014 8:30am - 1st Nov 2014 7:21am
Germany: Haus zur Lieben Hand, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität

4th Tunisian Crystallographic Meeting: TCM4
2nd Nov 2014 - 5th Nov 2014
Tunisia: Djerba

IYCr2014 Commemorative Symposium
2nd Nov 2014 1:00pm-5:30pm
Japan: Tokyo

Collaborative Conference on Crystal Growth
3rd Nov 2014 (all day)
Thailand: Phuket

2014 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference
3rd Nov 2014 - 7th Nov 2014
United States: Honolulu, Hawaii

CCCE 2014 Fall Newsletter
3rd Nov 2014 - 6th Dec 2014
: online

PANalytical OpenLab Turkey
3rd Nov 2014 - 6th Nov 2014
Turkey: Ankara

Ongoing exhibitions

* Create your own exhibition *
Voyage dans le cristal
Throughout 2014

Living with crystals
13th Feb 2014 6:00pm - 11th Jan 2015 6:00pm
Slovenia: Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije, Ljubljana

Crystallography for Humankind
23rd Jun 2014 - 23rd Dec 2014
Portugal: Caparica

Crystallography: Where Art & Science Collide
18th Sep 2014 - 17th Jan 2015
United States: Bryan, TX

Exposición cristalizARTE
19th Sep 2014 - 15th Nov 2014
Argentina: San Carlos de Bariloche

Bibliographical exhibition IYCr2014
1st Oct 2014 - 31st Dec 2014
Spain: A Coruña

La Cristallographie et Nous
2nd Oct 2014 - 30th May 2015
France: Alsace

Crystallography exhibition
10th Oct 2014 - 30th Apr 2015
Belgium: Ghent

11th Oct 2014 - 30th Nov 2014
Italy: Parma

Add an event

Follow the IYCr2014 activities on Facebook 

Latest news

CODATA Prize 2014 awarded to Professor Sydney Hall

[Professor Sydney R. Hall]"It is particularly fitting that a crystallographer should be so recognised during the International Year of Crystallography" is stated on the CODATA web site. Indeed, the CODATA Prize, a major biennial award which acknowledges outstanding achievement in the world of scientific and technical data, has been awarded to Professor Sydney Hall, who devised a universal self-defining text archive and retrieval (STAR) file format that evolved into the Crystallographic Information Framework (CIF), a momentous contribution in the area of data characterisation, and well known to structural chemists and biologists in particular as both a data and publications standard.

Read more on the IUCr or CODATA web site.

Posted 27 Oct 2014 

OpenLab news

label_draft_v.2.039 students from Colombia and Venezuela, as well as from Bolivia and Costa Rica, and 10 lecturers are ready for the kick-off of the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Colombia (Bucaramanga, 27-31 October) organized with the partnership of Rigaku and DECTRIS.

At the same time, due to unforeseen circumstances, we inform that the OpenLab Turkey in partnership with PANalytical has been cancelled. The postponement of the event is presently under discussion.

Posted 27 Oct 2014 

IYCr2014 in Benin

abomey-calaviThe first event to celebrate IYCr2014 in Benin will be held the University Campus of Abomey-Calavi on 12-14 November 2014 on the theme "Crystallography at the service of humanity: Issues and Challenges for the Future".

The event is part of the "Journées Scientifiques sur la Cristallographie et Applications" organized by the the Section of Benin of the West African Chemical Society (Société Ouest-Africaine de Chimie, S.O.A.CHIM.).

Posted 23 Oct 2014 

More than 20 countries at the IYCr2014 Pan African Summit

summits_bloemfonteinGroupMore than 100 senior researchers, early career researchers post-doctoral fellows and students representing more than 40 research groups from 32 universities and more than 20 countries attended the IYCr2014 Pan African Summit meeting in Bloemfontein, South Africa, 15-17 October 2014. It provided the opportunity to consider, discuss and review the status of education and research on the broadly defined discipline of Crystallography in countries in the region. A full report and a final declaration signed by the attendees will be available soon.

Posted 22 Oct 2014 

1,000 visits reached in a weekend

parma_videoThe exhibition CRISTALLI! was opened in Parma (Italy) on Saturday, 11 October, reaching one thousand visits over the first weekend. All kinds of crystals are on display, from amazing crystals of sugar weighing more than 0.5 kg to meteorites, minerals, shells and a silicon single crystal of 250 kg grown by the Czochralski method, immediately nicknamed 'the rocket'. A giant model of NaCl made of glittering balls and sticks is the kids' favourite. The exhibit will be opened till 30 November and over 2000 students from schools have already registered to visit it.
Click on the thumbnail to watch a video about the exhibition.

Posted 21 Oct 2014 

OpenLab Algeria postponed

label_draft_v.2.0Due to the tragic events occurred last September in Algeria, when a French citizen was kidnapped and murdered, the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Algeria, organized in partnership with Bruker France, will be postponed to 2015. In fact, the French government decided not to give permission to their nationals to visit Algeria for the time being. The new dates of the OpenLab will be communicated as soon as possible.

Although such risks have almost disappeared from big cities like Constantine, we understand the concerns of the French authorities and look forward to a successful OpenLab in Constantine in a few months time.

Posted 20 Oct 2014 

Registrations open for OpenLab Hong Kong

label_draft_v.2.0Registrations are open for the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Hong Kong which will be held at the HKUST Campus from 3 to 7 December 2014. The main partner of this OpenLab are Agilent Technologies and OlexSys.

The OpenLab HK offers an opportunity to provide impetus to develop the science and its practice in some of the less developed countries of the Asian region. Students from HK, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines already applied. Deadline for registration is 31 October. Participation is at no cost, however a charge of US$300 is necessary as a Residential Fee for a single room on the HKUST campus for 6 nights (2 to 7 December). Some bursaries are available to subsidise the costs of accommodation and, where possible, travel.

Posted 08 Oct 2014 

Through this letter, we request ...

summits_campinas"Through this letter, we request the IUCr and UNESCO to initiate actions to promote regional scientific collaboration including the holding of training workshops, encouraging the mobility of researchers within the region, promoting joint research projects, leveraging national bodies and institutions for financial support and facilitating regional conferences on the subject of X-ray crystallography and its applications in Latin America. We also request the IUCr to facilitate the establishment of a Latin American IYCr Cooperation Fund.

Read the full summit declaration signed by all participants in the Latin America Summit meeting from the region. All the IYCr declarations are collected at http://www.iycr2014.org/declarations.

Posted 08 Oct 2014