28th September 2014

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Event Name 1st Meeting of the Young Crystallographers
Start Date 28th Sep 2014
End Date 30th Sep 2014
Duration 3 days

1st Meeting of the “Young Crystallographers” / “Junge Kristallographen”
(Arbeitsgruppe der DGK)

Sunday September 28th – Tuesday September 30th 2014
@ Universität Bremen

* Present your work among peers *
* Meet other “Young Crystallographers” *
* Explore career possibilities – in academia and industry *

Scientific program (Mon 29/09/14 and Tue 30/09/14.):
short “lightning” presentations and posters by the participants
introductory lectures by experienced researchers

Additional activities:
Icebreaker (barbecue get together)
“Fallturm” (drop tower) excursion
Social evening (blacklight miniature golf and dinner)

* Travel grants in preparation *

25/04/14 – Announcement in PANalytical’s Knowledge Center


14/03/2014 – Announcement in the IYCr2014.de Agenda


Location University of Bremen, Bremen
Contact Dr. Oliver Pecher
URL http://dgk-home.de/aks/jkyc/meeting/
Category schools and workshops

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 Celebrating the International Year of Crystallography
Start Date 26th Sep 2014 6:00pm
End Date 5th Oct 2014 11:00pm
Duration 9 days and 5 hours

You cannot fit Science in one box? Think again! Logix Creative and Daaa Haus have been entrusted with the conceptualisation, design and fabrication of the science installation in Pjazza St George during the Science In The City 2014 and Notte Bianca 2014 happenings on Saturday 26th September and Saturday 4th October 2014 respectively - and, judging from the blue prints, they have done just that!

Introducing AMAZE2: a massive installation in the shape of a giant cube housing a maze that plans to portray the various elements of science in a fun and eclectic way. The Installation, a journey through various rooms arranged as a full size maze, will take the visitor through various representations and interactive exhibits of science. From the weather to the big bang, from the earth to the human body, from solar energy to renewable energy, no stone will be left unturned. Logix/Daaa are also thinking outside the box – literally, as around the installation various exhibits featuring Lufthansa, with an array of interactive displays designed to experience the science around flight engineering, a car manufacturer displaying a fleet of EV vehicles and a Beer manufacturer sponsoring a Beer Haus experiment bar will offer patrons tons of entertainment while they warm up before cooling down after the experience of the AMAZE2 cube.

This cube will contain a tech-biogarden where the audience can play with devices and make their own sounds with the living systems. An art installation by IZAXA in collaboration with biochemist Rosalin Bonetta, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Protein Science (Dept. of Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Malta), under the supervision of Professor G. Hunter and Dr T. Hunter, invites participants to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the start of X-ray Crystallography. Another area will house artefacts inspired by the CERN particle accelerator that's trying to explain the wonders of the Universe.

AMAZE2 will offer visitors of all ages an accessible exhibition of educational displays that puts science in their hands. With the aid of Science in the City Consortium, Notte Bianca, Biopilot, Izaxa and V.18 Logix/Daaa will fit Science in the box and mix it with art and culture to form an epic assault on the senses. Everyone will be truly AMAZED – squared.

Location Valletta
Contact Rosalin Bonetta
URL http://scienceinthecity.org.mt/amaze2/
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 Crystallography: Where Art & Science Collide
Start Date 18th Sep 2014
End Date 17th Jan 2015
Duration 122 days and 1 hour

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly announces its upcoming exhibition: CRYSTALLOGRAPHY: Where Art & Science Collide, on display from September 18, 2014 –January 17, 2015.

On Thursday, September 18th, at 6 PM, a free public lecture featuring David Gardner, Master Jeweler and Gemologist, was followed by an open reception with refreshments and gallery viewing.

[exhibition postcard]

This year marks the centenary of the birth of modern crystallography, a science studying the composition and structure of crystals. Crystallographers provide fundamental knowledge and technology essential for the development of new materials.

Crystallography has become the very core of structural science, revealing the structure of DNA, allowing us to understand and fabricate computer memories, showing us how proteins are created in cells, and helping scientists to design powerful new materials and drugs. It permeates our daily lives and is essential in agro-food, aeronautics, automobiles, cosmetics, and computers, as well as the electro-mechanical, pharmaceutical and mining industries. Because of the beauty and symmetry of crystals, they also figure prominently in architecture, art forms, and jewelry.

This exhibition will offer visitors an overview of the many applications of the science of crystallography. Materials on display will include stunning specimens from the Museum’s extensive mineral collection and will showcase examples of crystals used in art and jewelry.

This exhibit was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and through David Gardner’s Jewelers. The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs.

The Museum is open to visitors Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am-5 pm. For more information about this adult program, exhibits and other displays, events, programs and activities, please contact the Museum at 979-776-2195, visit us on the web at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org, or follow us on Facebook.

Location Bryan, TX
United States
Contact Sarah Hoffschwelle
URL http://brazosvalleymuseum.org/exhibits/crystallography-where-art-science-collide
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 Exposición cristalizARTE
Start Date 19th Sep 2014
End Date 15th Nov 2014
Duration 58 days and 1 hour

This exhibition presents 29 paintings inspired by crystallographic concepts, selected among the 80 participants of the Art Contest "cristalizARTE. Cuando el arte se encuentra con la ciencia". Artists from all over Argentina were divided into two categories according to their age: adults and teenagers under 18 y.o.

The exhibit is on display at the Library of Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche Atomic Center
Av Bustillo 9500, Bariloche, Argentina
Open Mon-Fri from 9.00 till 18.00 hrs. Free admission.

You can also visit our website to see the participating artworks, as well as the Winners of the contest.

Photos of the opening day
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Location San Carlos de Bariloche
Contact Gabriela Aurelio
URL http://fisica.cab.cnea.gov.ar/cristalizarte/
Category exhibitions

Event Name Journey Into the Crystal CEBU
Start Date 8th Sep 2014 9:00am
End Date 17th Oct 2014 6:00pm
Duration 39 days and 9 hours

The follow-up event to the exhibition Tiles, Weaves and Origami: A Journey through Art and Crystallography.


As part of its celebration of Science Month in Philippine Schools, the High School Department of Visayan Nazarene Bible College brings you Journey Into the Crystal CEBU, the Philippine staging of the traveling exhibition Voyage dans le cristal.


Travel through time and discover the fascinating world of crystals!

The exhibition is open for public viewing at the Main Lobby of Visayan Nazarene Bible College, St. Mary's Drive, Apas, Cebu City.

Location Cebu City
Contact Oscar Vincent Silang
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 ONI eksperymentują!
Start Date 8th Sep 2014
End Date 30th Nov 2014
Duration 84 days and 1 hour
Description A series of experiments for popularization of science among children with intellectual disabilities from Mysłowice are being organized by "ONI eksperymentują!" in celebration of the International Year of Crystallography 2014.

Location Mysłowice
Contact Piotr Zwoliński, The Independent Group of Science Popularizers EXPERIMENTATORS
URL http://www.eksperymentatorzy.org
Category activities for schoolchildren