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International Union of Crystallography
Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography

International School on Fundamental Crystallography
Sixth MaThCryst school in Latin America

Bogotà, Colombia, 26-30 November 2018

The Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography is strongly committed to promote education in all the fundamental aspects of crystallography that nowadays are overlooked in common University courses. This mission is accomplished through a series of meetings in a wide range of regions. In fall 2018 we organize a school in Bogotà following the previous schools in Havana, followed by schools in Montevideo, in Uberlândia, in La Plata. and again in Havana.

Lecturers (provisional list)


Morning session (3:30 hours):
Lectures 8:30 - 10:00
Coffee break: 10:00 10:30
Lectures 10:30 - 12:30
Lunch: 12:30 14:00
Afternoon session (4:00 hours):
Lectures 14:00 16:00
Coffee break: 16:00 16:30
Lectures 16:30 - 18:30

Scientific Program

1st Day Monday, 26 november, morning session:

8:30 - 8:40 Opening of the School
Lecturer Massimo Nespolo
Symmetry groups and types of symmetry in direct space. Bravais lattices, conventional and non-conventional unit cells. Symmetry of lattices and symmetry directions. Hermann-Mauguin symbols for point groups. Symmetry of crystallographic patterns: holohedries and merohedries. Crystal families, lattice systems and crystal systems.

1st Day: afternoon session

Lecturers Massimo Nespolo, Mois Aroyo

2nd Day, Tuesday, 27, morning session:

Lecturer Mois Arroyo

2nd Day: afternoon session

Lecturer: Massimo Nespolo

3rd Day, Wednesday, 28 November, morning session:

Lecturer Mois I. Aroyo

3rd Day: afternoon session:

Lecturer Mois I. Aroyo

4th Day, Thursday, 29 November, morning session:

Lecturer Leopoldo Suescun

4th Day: afternoon session

Lecturer Leopoldo Suescun

5th Day, Friday, 30 November, morning session:

Lecturer Mois I. Aroyo

5th Day: afternoon session

Lecturers Mois I. Aroyo, Leopoldo Suescun


The official language of the school is English but the presence of Spanish speaking tutors familiarized in advance with the lectures will provid assistance to those needing it by translation or answering questions on the topic.

International Program Committee

Local Organizing Committee


For inquiries about the scientific program, please contact . For all inquiries about the organisation, please contact:
Dr. Mario Alberto Macias Lopez
Universidad de los Andes

The Organizers of the ISFC6 school will observe the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirm the right and freedom of scientists to associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors as citizenship, religion, creed, political stance, ethnic origin, race, colour, language, age or sex, in accordance with the Statutes of the International Council for Science. At this school no barriers will exist which could prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.

Last updated: 10 November 2017
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