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Coming events

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

Crystals: A World to Discover
6th Aug 2014 8:15pm-9:30pm
Canada: Leacock Building, Room 132, McGill University Campus, Montreal, QC

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

Quasi-Periodic Crystals – a Paradigm Shift in Crystallography
7th Aug 2014 8:15pm-9:30pm
Canada: Leacock Building, Room 132, McGill University Campus, Montreal, QC

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

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

Reflections: tales from within the crystal
26th Jul 2014 10:00am - 29th Aug 2014 5:00pm
Australia: Melbourne

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Latest news

Prosit !

cristalizado1_smallcristalizado1_smallCristalizado, the wine of the International Year of Crystallography 2014, has been created by Carrau wineries and Professors Francisco Carrau and Eduardo Boido of the Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República in Montevideo (Uruguay). 

This Tannat Rosé wine has been processed in such a way that small natural crystals of potassium bitartrate (a natural component of grapes and wine) were allowed to form in the bottle. 

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Posted 31 Jul 2014 

1st Crystallography Olympiad held in Poland

olimpiada-logo-2To celebrate IYCr2014 and to accentuate a series of important anniversaries, including “The Jan Czochralski Year 2013”, the Committee of Crystallography in Poland has organized the 1st National Crystallography Olympiad.

The Finals were held in Wroclaw on June 25, 2014, in connection with the Annual Polish Crystallographic Meeting (“Crystallographic Conversations”).  

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Posted 30 Jul 2014 

Live from Montevideo

CIMG7961_cropped_lqTwenty students and six lecturers are attending the IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab Uruguay, organized in partnership with Bruker.

The OpenLab is being held at the Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República, Montevideo. It started on Wednesday 23 July with lectures on symmetry, space groups, International Table for Crystallography and X-ray diffraction, and hands-on session on crystal mounting and single-crystal XRD. More lectures and tutorials are scheduled until Thursday 31 July. Lecturers are Leopoldo Suescun (chair of the organizing committee), Ricardo Faccio and Alvaro W. Mombrú from local university, Javier Ellena from USP-Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brasil, together with Bruce Noll (Bruker) and Claude Lecomte (IUCr).

Posted 26 Jul 2014 

A little dictionary of crystallography

odc_frontcoverA paperback edition of the Online Dictionary of Crystallography has been released and will be available at the IUCr booth in Montreal at the special price of 16 CAD (11 EUR, 9 GBP). To reserve your copy for collection at the Congress, please send us an email (reservedict@iucr.org).

The book is produced by the IUCr Commission on Crystallographic Nomenclature as a contribution to the outreach activities of IYCr2014, and is edited by André Authier and Gervais Chapuis.

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Posted 24 Jul 2014 

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