"Crystallography and Society"

workshop on

2014 - The International Year of Crystallography

Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander (Spain)

8-9 July 2013

with the support and auspices of IYCr2014

 

The course is a two-days event belonging to a series of yearly courses devoted to the popularization of crystallography and crystallization and to promote awareness of the impact of crystallography in our daily lives. In July 2012, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the resolution that 2014 will be the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014). On this occasion, the course is devoted this year to discuss the different activities that are being planned and developed for the IYCr2014. The main institution steering and promoting IYCr2014 is the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), an international scientific organization founded in 1948, specifically to promote international cooperation among scientists and to promote the growth of the science of crystallography through research and education.

The course is aimed at a wide range of public from Master and PhD students in the different fields where Crystallography is relevant to journalist and journalism students who would like to know and discuss the preparation of an international event such as IYCr2014. The talks in the program, presented by key representatives of the different organisms involved in IYCr2014, are a balanced blend of managerial and scientific topics.

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Directors

Juan Manuel García-Ruiz, Fermín Otálora, Santiago García-Granda

Programme

First day: 8th of July, Morning Session

09:00

Opening

09:30

The pathway towards the IYCr2014

Professor Abdelmalek Thalal

MCA president

10:00

IYCr2014:  European program

Professor Andreas Roodt

ECA President

10:30

IYCr2014:  Asian program

Prof Mitchell Guss, University of Sidney, IUCr-EC member and AsCA representative

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

IYCr2014: American Program

Dr. Cora Lind-Kovacs, University of Toledo, USA; ACA representative

12:00

IYCr2014: Spanish program

Professor Santiago García-Granda

ECA Past-president

12:30

Project Krystalla: A package of ideas to popularize crystallography for IYCr2014.

Professor Juan Manuel García-Ruiz, CSIC

13:00

Lunch

First day: 8th of July, Evening Session

16:00

IYCr2014 on going program

Dr. Michele Zema

Project manager for IYCr2014

16:30

Roundtable on the IYCr2014

Chairmen: Dr. Michele Zema

And Prof. Macjej J. Nalecz

18:00

Closing

Second day: 9th of July, Morning Session

09:00

The impact of UNESCO on science and society and its contribution to the IYCr2014

Professor Maciej J. Nalecz, Director of the Division of Basic and Engineering Sciences, UNESCO

10:00

Graphene: wonderful crystals

Professor Francisco Guinea López

ICMM-CSIC

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

From modulated structures to quasicrystals

Professor Juan Manuel Pérez-Mato, University of the Basque Country, IUCr-EC member

12:30

Press Conference on IYCr2014

IUCr and UNESCO Speakers

13:30

Lunch

Second day: 9th of July, Evening Session

16:00

Crystallography and Materials

Dr. Cora Lind-Kovacs

University of Toledo (USA)

17:00

Crystallography in biology and medicine

Prof Mitchell Guss, University of Sidney, IUCr-EC member and AsCA representative

18:00

Closing

 

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