Registration for the NVK symposium and ALV is now open!

The registration for the yearly meeting and the annual member meeting (ALV) is now open!

The NVK symposium of 2017 will take place on Friday 3 November 2017, at the Pivot Park in Oss. Following the symposium, the annual member meeting (ALV) of the NVK will be held, at the same location.

We have a diverse program with speakers from different disciplines:

  • Nicholas PearceUniversiteit Utrecht
  • Junyu Li, DSM R&D Solutions
  • Stef Smeets, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Bernd SouvignierRadboud University Nijmegen
  • Ad van Well, TU Delft

After lunch you will be able to visit the Pivot Park Screening Centre  or the Museum Jan Cunen. More details about the program and the venue as well as the registration for the meeting can be found on this page.

We look forward to see you in Oss on November 3!

In memoriam prof. Ted Janssen

It is with deep regret that we have heard that Ted Janssen passed away on September 29, 2017  at the age of 81.

Ted Janssen was professor of Theoretical Physics at Radboud University Nijmegen.  He was a pioneer in the symmetry description of aperiodic crystals. In 1988 he  received the Aminoff prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science and in 2014 the Ewald prize of the International Union of Crystallography.

An obituary can be found here.

Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2018 to Professor Piet Gros from Utrecht University

FRI, SEP 15, 2017 08:00 CET

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2018 to Professor Piet Gros from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, “for his fundamental contributions to understanding the complement system-mediated innate immune response”.

Read more at the site of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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:

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.


Hugo M. Rietveld overleden

Dit weekeinde bereikte ons het bericht dat op 16 juli jl. Dr. Hugo M. Rietveld na een kort ziekbed is overleden.

Een beschrijving van zijn werk en van de enorme invloed van de Rietveld methode op de kristallografie in het algemeen en de poederdiffractie in het bijzonder vindt u hier.