IUCr 2023 in Melbourne

The 26th Congress & General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography 2023 will be held in Melbourne, Australia.

During the general assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, Melbourne has won their bid for the 26th IUCr meeting in 2023. The venue will be the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), on the banks of the Yarra River. The proposed dates are 22-29 August 2023.

 

 

Philip Coppens overleden

It is with deep sorrow we have heard that Philip Coppens passed away on 21-Jun-2017 (age 86).

Philip Coppens was born in Amersfoort and did his PhD at the University of Amsterdam. After appointments at the Weizmann Institute and the Brookhaven National Laboratory he spend most of his career in Buffalo. In 2005 he received the Ewald prize of the IUCr.

The following links give more info on Philip Coppens and his work:

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2017/06/031.html
http://www.amercrystalassn.org/h_coppens_memoir

Save the date: Powder Diffraction Hands-on Workshop 21 & 22 November 2017

Hands-on Powder Diffraction School Delft, 21 & 22 November 2017
Reactor Institute Delft, Mekelweg 15, Delft

Powder X-ray diffractometers (XRD) are omnipresent at labs around the world. They are commercially available and typically produce a lot of very good data. Unfortunately, much of the data is not exploited to its full extent. In part, this is due to the fact that scientists use XRD as one of many experimental methods, but another important reason is that the analysis of the data seems cumbersome to many XRD users. The available software offers so many options that a first-time user easily gets lost.
With this hands-on workshop+school on Powder Diffraction we intend to help participants to overcome the barriers to look into their data in greater detail. In a 2-day intensive course the participant will learn the basic theory behind powder diffraction and how crystallographic analysis of their (own) data helps them to answer concrete questions on the material of their subject.
We invite PhD’s and postdocs to apply for this course. We encourage participants to send a description of their science case and how they would like to use diffraction and crystallography to answer the related questions. XRD and neutron powder diffraction (ND) facilities are available to measure their own sample during the course and the obtained data can be analyzed under supervision of powder diffraction experts.
The fee for participants is 125 euro for academia and 500 euro for non-academia. The fee includes lunch, tea/coffee and the dinner, but does not include accommodation.

PRE-REGISTRATION can be done HERE

The NVK symposium and yearly meeting is on Friday November 18 at the Reactor Institute Delft

The yearly NVK symposium and meeting is on November 18, 2016: 
Molecules and matter with Neutrons, Electrons and X-rays 

Reactor Institute Delft, Mekelweg 15, 2629 JB Delft

Next to a varied program of lectures there is an excursion to the Reactor and to PEARL, the new Neutron powder diffractometer. Please check out the program here.

You can no longer register.

Röntgendiffractie en kristallisatie in de ruimte: Oproep voor experimenten

Space Application Services is bezig met de ontwikkeling van een kristallisatie- en X-ray lab in de ruimte en is op zoek naar nieuwe kristallografische toepassingen. Kijk hier voor meer informatie.

Space Application Services is working on the development of a crystallization and X-ray lab in space and is looking for new crystallographic applications. Look here for more information .