5th August 2014

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Event Name An experiment on crystallography
Start Date 4th Mar 2014 9:00am
End Date 30th Nov 2014 4:00pm
Duration 271 days and 7 hours

Many initiatives have been and are being organized to involve schoolchildren at Mudaliarpet, Pondicherry (India) into crystallography on the occasion of IYCr2014.

1. At first, the students were given a brief introduction on various crystals, which made them think about how crystals are formed.

2. Following this, a team of students were selected for a project on Crystal Growth - investigating the size, shape and number of crystals formed, taking various substances such as table salt, sugar, epsom salt, borax, potassium nitrate and alum. 

3. A Radio Talk was given by the teacher and the students on the "International Year of Crystallography".

4. A lecture was given on the topic to the school students, following which a demonstration -cum- exhibition, along with a poster presentation by the teacher is to be arranged for view for the public around the school locale. 

5. A next attempt to telecast the above in the television is made.

6. Students of our school are participating in the IYCr2014 Crystal Growing Competition. 

Location Mudaliarpet, Pondicherry
Contact Aravindaraja Devadoss
URL asngmsmudaliarpet2011.blog.com
Category activities for schoolchildren

Event Name Aus der Mineraliensammlung des Krahuletz-Museum in Eggenburg: Neufunde – Neuerwerbungen – Schätze der Studiensammlung
Start Date 18th Jun 2014
End Date 31st Dec 2014
Duration 197 days and 1 hour

Eine neue Kluft im Steinbruch Eibenstein lieferte beachtliche Kalzitkristalle, z.T. Phantombildungen und Kalzite in Chalcedon.

Aus Motlas O.Ö. wurden herrliche Quarz-Stufen, Andalusit, Beryll, Schörl und Orthoklas angekauft.

In der Mittelvitrine werden aus der Studiensammlung des Museum besondere Stufen ausgestellt: Einzel-Quarzkristalle und Stufen (auch Amethyst), sowie seltene Mineralien wie Amstallit, bzw. aus dem Fundort Kottaun; ferner Beryll, Chalcedon, Schörl u.a.

Ebenso wurde der größte Feldspatkristall Österreichs aus Wanzenau bei Rosenburg dem Krahuletz-Museum übergeben und ist dort im Rahmen der Mineralien-Dauerausstellung zu sehen.

Location Eggenburg
Contact Herta Effenberger
URL http://www.krahuletzmuseum.at/sonderausstellungen.html
Category exhibitions

Event Name Crystallography Display for IYCr2014
Start Date 19th Mar 2014 2:00pm
End Date 25th Oct 2014 4:00pm
Duration 220 days and 1 hour

A small display of minerals at the Diss Museum (Norfolk, England), specially chosen to link with the International Year of Crystallography.

DissMuseumMinerals have been selected that exhibit their crystalline form to illustrate some basic laws: the work of Nicolas Steno and the law of the constancy of facial angles (using quartz) and Réne Haüy's geometrical law of crystallization (using calcite and galena).

In addition there are minerals exhibiting special features including pyrite, sphalerite, magnetite, fluorspar, gypsum and rhodochrosite, some of which come from the famous 'Trepča' lead/zinc mine near Kosovo Mitrovica in Kosovo.

Opening times (19th March to 25th October):
Wednesday and Thursday: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Friday and Saturday: 10.30am to 4.00pm
Sundays (4th May to 31st August): 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Location Diss, Norfolk
United Kingdom
Contact Peter Perkins
URL http://www.disscommunity.net
Category exhibitions

Event Name Crystallography for Humankind
Start Date 23rd Jun 2014
End Date 23rd Dec 2014
Duration 184 days and 1 hour
Description From June to December 2014 an exhibit related to the celebrations for the International Year of Crystallography entitled "Crystallography for Humankind" will be on view at the FCT-NOVA (entrance of Building VII).

The opening is scheduled on June 23rd, with the presence of Professor Robert Huber, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. The results of the Photo Contest will be announced.

Location Caparica
Contact Ana Luisa Carvalho
URL http://xtal.dq.fct.unl.pt/iycr2014
Category exhibitions

Event Name Crystallography in everyday life"- Travelling photo-Exhibition
Start Date 12th Jun 2014
End Date 27th Oct 2014
Duration 138 days and 1 hour

The Australian satellite of the IYCr2014 photo competition Crystallography in Everyday Life saw Crystal 29 conference delegates select their favorite images from more than 130 entries submitted world-wide.

The 15 stunning images celebrate the wonder of crystallography, symmetry and crystals as symbolized in the places, objects and experiences of everyday life and will now form part of the traveling exhibition around Australia.

Graziano Lolli from Italy won the first prize in this category with a photo of "romanesco broccoli".

Location Australia
Contact Poulomi Agrawal
URL http://www.science.org.au/crystallography-everyday-life-travelling-photo-exhibition
Category exhibitions

Event Name Exhibición Especial de Cristales y Estructuras, Crystals and strucures special exhibit
Start Date 19th May 2014
End Date 31st Dec 2014
Duration 227 days and 1 hour

El Museo de Historia Natural "Dr. Carlos A. Torres de la Llosa" de Montevideo, Uruguay ha realizado una exhibición especial de Cristales y Estructuras Cristalinas aprovechando su colección de minerales para celebrar el Año Internacional de la Cristalografía 2014. En la exposición se agregan a los minerales algunas figuras con las estructuras atómicas correspondientes.


The Natural History Museum "Dr. Carlos A. Torres de la Llosa" of Montevideo, Uruguay has created a special exhibit of Crystals and Crystal structures using its own minerals collection to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography 2014. The exposition contains some figures with the atomic structures of the selected minerals.

Location Montevideo
Contact Leopoldo Suescun
URL https://sites.google.com/site/museotorresdelallosa/ano-internacional-de-la-cristalografia
Category exhibitions

Event Name Exhibition "Gemmes, une brillante histoire" ("Gems, a bright story")
Start Date 6th Jul 2014
End Date 5th Oct 2014
Duration 92 days
Description The exhibition "Gemmes, une brillante histoire" ("Gems, a bright story") will look like a trip to the heart of the history of gems from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, at the option of paintings, prints, art objects >, manuscripts and crystals into three thematic courses:  

- Man, crystal, pearl and coral: myths and symbols

- King, Prince and Bishop: gems in majesty

- the science of gems

Many events will be organized around the exhibition: concerts, conferences, demonstrations, ...


More information at http://www.aicr2014.fr and http://www.musee-saint-antoine.fr

Location Musée de Saint-Antoine-l’Abbaye
Contact Marc Blanchard
URL http://www.aicr2014.fr/index.php/agenda/icalrepeat.detail/2014/07/06/97/78|79|80|81/exposition-gemmes-une-brillante-histoire
Category exhibitions

Event Name IUCr XXIII
Start Date 5th Aug 2014
End Date 12th Aug 2014
Duration 8 days
Description Twenty-Third Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography

Location Palais des congress, Montreal
Contact Michael Dacombe
URL http://www.iucr2014.org/
Category conferences

Event Name Lattices and invisible rays
Start Date 9th May 2014
End Date 12th Sep 2014
Duration 127 days
Description The University library at Lund University celebrates the International Year of Crystallography by hosting a book exhibition displaying a wide plethora of scientific works ranging from the 15th Century up to present time. Focus will be on man's fascination of crystals, the discoveries of Röntgen, Laue and the Braggs, plus local crystallographers and the new MAX IV Laboratory currently under construction in Lund.

The exhibition will open on May 9th with a speech by Sven Lidin, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Lund University and Chairman of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.

Location Lund
Contact Kristian Knutsson
URL http://www.ub.lu.se/o.o.i.s/5311
Category exhibitions

Event Name Living with crystals
Start Date 13th Feb 2014 6:00pm
End Date 11th Jan 2015 6:00pm
Duration 332 days

The exhibition "Living with crystal" (original title in Slovenian: Živeti s kristali), organized on the occasion of the International Year of Crystallography, will be open from 13 February 2014 to 11 January 2015 at the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, Ljubljana. 

On display: Photographs of minerals, Crystal drawings, Mineral and crystal collections, Jewellery, Fluorescent minerals, Interactive presentation of minerals and rocks on Biedermeier tables, Interactive play "Umek the Mineralogist", Microscopic world of crystals.

Authors: Miha Jeršek, Mirjan Žorž, Breda Činč Juhant, Katarina Fuchs


Location Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije, Ljubljana
Contact Breda Èinè Juhant
URL http://www.pms-lj.si/si/razstave/obcasne-razstave/634
Category exhibitions

Event Name Reflections: tales from within the crystal
Start Date 26th Jul 2014 10:00am
End Date 29th Aug 2014 5:00pm
Duration 34 days and 7 hours

Reflections: tales from within the crystal

School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Crystals have long captivated humankind, from ancient healing remedies and myth and legend, to modern fashion trends and industrial applications.

Scientific interest in crystals was piqued over 400 years ago by Johann Kepler who detailed the beautiful symmetry of ice crystals. By the 20th century, scientists discovered that X-rays could be used to determine the arrangement of the atoms which comprise the crystal, creating the field of Crystallography.

This exhibition celebrates the International Year of Crystallography bringing together crystal specimens, models and instruments used throughout history to solve the mysteries that lie within the crystal.


Location Melbourne
Contact Renee Beale
URL http://www.chemistry.unimelb.edu.au/news/crystallography-exhibition-open-late-july
Category exhibitions

Event Name Virtual Conference on Computational Chemistry
Start Date 1st Aug 2014
End Date 31st Aug 2014
Duration 31 days

The first Virtual Conference on Computational Chemistry (VCCC-2013) was held from 1st to 31st August 2013. Following the success of this conference, we are now planning for the second virtual conference, VCCC-2014, from 1st to 31st August 2014.

Chemistry is no more about test-tubes and experiments but it also involves the use of efficient and accurate computational methods.

This virtual conference will also be held as part of the International Year of Crystallography. Computational chemistry is also used to complement research involving crystallography.

ICT can be used effectively for conferences and thus, virtual conferences have gained popularity. The major advantage of virtual conference is the lower cost involved for participation. One simply has to have access to the Internet or email to be involved in the conference.

Location Virtual
Contact ponnadurai ramasami
URL http://sites.uom.ac.mu/vccc2014/
Category conferences