Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kristallografie (NVK)

The Dutch Crystallographic Society (NVK) is an independent society, that also functions as a section of the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV), and the Netherlands’ Physical Society (NNV).

For whom is the Dutch Crystallographic Society?

The NVK is for everyone in (or from) the Netherlands and Flanders that has an interest in research of matter and molecules using X-rays, neutrons or electron beams: From physical phenomena in ordered materials to supramolecular chemistry, from mineralogy to structural biology. It is not necessary to be a member of the KNCV or NVV to become a member of the NVK

What are the goals of the Dutch Crystallographic Society?

The NVK aims to bring together people from different disciplines that use
X-ray-, neutron- or electron-diffraction to investigate the atomic and/or molecular structure of crystals, interfaces, materials and biomolecules. The society has its own website and its own mailing list to keep members informed about upcoming events. NVK is the Dutch representation to the European Association and the International Union of Crystallography and as such serves as a contact point for the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) and the European Association of Crystallography (ECA).

Every year the NVK organises meetings in which different aspects of diffraction and crystallography are addressed in a number of lectures. Usually one or more international lecturers are invited for this event.

All members of the NVK, scientists, as well as members working in industry, are welcome to attend these meetings. Members of the NVK get a discount to attend these meetings.