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Coming events

ESTEEM2 electron crystallography workshop
22nd Jul 2014 - 25th Jul 2014
United Kingdom: Cambridge

Bruker OpenLab Uruguay
23rd Jul 2014 - 31st Jul 2014
Uruguay: Montevideo

Virtual Conference on Computational Chemistry
1st Aug 2014 - 31st Aug 2014
India: Virtual

X-Ray Diffraction and its application in Materials Engineering
1st Aug 2014 - 3rd Aug 2014
India: Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

Boston Biotech Symposium 2014
2nd Aug 2014 7:30am-7:30pm
United States: One Main Street, Cambridge, MA

Chai and Why? (Science Cafe): Quasicrystals: From impossibility to Nobel prize
3rd Aug 2014 11:00am-1:00pm
India: Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai

5th Aug 2014 - 12th Aug 2014
Canada: Palais des congress, Montreal

National Seminar On Recent Trends in Crystal Growth & Nano Materials
7th Aug 2014 10:00am - 9th Aug 2014 4:30pm
India: Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu

11th Aug 2014 8:00am - 15th Aug 2014 5:00pm
United States: Westmont, IL, UA

Ongoing exhibitions

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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 Display for IYCr2014
19th Mar 2014 2:00pm - 25th Oct 2014 4:00pm
United Kingdom: Diss, Norfolk

Lattices and invisible rays
9th May 2014 - 12th Sep 2014
Sweden: Lund

Los minerales: Año internacional de la Cristalografía
21st May 2014 - 31st Jul 2014
: Pamplona

Crystallography in everyday life"- Travelling photo-Exhibition
12th Jun 2014 - 27th Oct 2014
Australia: Australia

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

Exhibition "Gemmes, une brillante histoire" ("Gems, a bright story")
6th Jul 2014 - 5th Oct 2014
France: Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye

Tiles, Weaves and Origami: A Journey Through Art and Crystallography
21st Jul 2014 9:00am - 31st Jul 2014 4:00pm
Philippines: Cebu City

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Latest news

Five stamps from Portugal correos commemorate IYCr2014

Portugal_correos_thumbnailThe Portugal correos has released the issue "Ano Internacional da Cristalografia", consisting of five stamps and a souvenir sheet, which illustrate crystallography in the areas of geology, physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology.

Visit the Postage stamps web page to see the entire collection of stamps commemorating IYCr2014.

Posted 24 Jul 2014 

IYCr2014 activities in Poland

All recent initiatives to commemorate IYCr2014 in Poland were very successful and arose great interest and attention. Read the reports by Dr Alicja Rafalska-Lasocha and see the photo galleries of

Posted 22 Jul 2014 

Nature Milestones in Crystallography released

Nature milestonesThe Milestones are a series of specially written articles, published by Nature Publishing Group, highlighting the most influential developments towards understanding and using fundamental properties of light and its basic units, photons.

Nature Milestones in Crystallography also includes a Collection of relevant articles, an online-only Library of papers and reviews from Nature Publishing Group and a milestones timeline. Moreover, two articles from the International Union of Crystallography describe the role of the Union and its journals for the crystallographic community and the activities and long-term objectives for the International Year of Crystallography.

Posted 19 Jul 2014 

Urdu version

thumbnail-UrduThe IYCr2014 brochure "Crystallography matters!" is now available in Urdu language, thanks to the translation work done by Dr Sammer Yousuf (Karachi, Pakistan) and Dr Niyaz A. Mir (Bangalore, India).

Download the brochure in any of the sixteen languages now available at the Promotional material page and distribute it to your community. If you would like to volunteer to translate the text of this booklet into your own language, please contact iycr2014@iucr.org.

Posted 18 Jul 2014 

Live from Cambodia

label_draft_v.2.0More than 20 students are attending the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Cambodia, organized in partnership with Rigaku Corporation. The workshop is about powder diffraction technique and applications and is making use of the Rigaku Miniflex diffractometer installed at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia.

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Posted 09 Jul 2014 

What are the best conditions for growing the biggest crystals?

The Royal Society of Chemistry and the International Union of Crystallography announce the Global Experiment 2014 "The art of crystallisation" to try to find the best conditions for growing crystals.

Collaborate with thousands of students from around the world. Follow the instructions to grow your own crystals, analyse the results and post your local data.

The Global Experiment 2014 is aimed at students aged between 7 and 16 years, working in consultation with their teachers. It will remain open for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Posted 30 Jun 2014 

Registrations open for OpenLab Turkey

label_draft_v.2.0The IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Turkey, an initiative in partnership with Agilent Technologies, is being held at the Department of Physics of Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir on 1 to 5 September 2014. Registration are now open at http://iycropenlabturkey.org. Candidates are young scientists from Turkey and all the countries located in the Balkans and the Middle East. Registration deadline is 1 August.

Posted 27 Jun 2014 

Nineteen nations to meet at IUCr-UNESCO OpenFactory

STOE000_OpenFactory_logos_smallThe IUCr, together with STOE, DECTRIS and Xenocs have now announced the selected delegates for the IUCr-UNESCO OpenFactory in Darmstadt and Grenoble.

Delegates are young scientists, from PhD students to Assistant Professors and represent nineteen different countries.
Click on Read more for the full press release and the list of participants.

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Posted 26 Jun 2014