Five stamps from Portugal correos commemorate IYCr2014
The 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.
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
- In the unusual world of crystals
- 5th Meeting "X-ray and other techniques in investigations of the objects of cultural heritage"
- The role of crystals in human life
Nature Milestones in Crystallography released
The 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.
The 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 email@example.com.
Live from Cambodia
More 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.
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.
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.
Posted 30 Jun 2014
Registrations open for OpenLab Turkey
The 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.
Nineteen nations to meet at IUCr-UNESCO OpenFactory
The 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.
Posted 26 Jun 2014