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International Union of Crystallography
Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography

Universidad de Los Andes
International Union of Crystallography Malvern-Panalytical Consejo Profesional de Quimica Colombia

International School on Fundamental Crystallography
Sixth MaThCryst school in Latin America
Workshop on the Applications of Group Theory in the Study of Phase Transitions

Bogotá, Colombia, 26 November - 1st December 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 Bogotá following the previous schools in Havana, followed by schools in Montevideo, in Uberlândia, in La Plata. and again in Havana.



Faculty of Sciences, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá


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:

Lecturers Leopoldo Suescun, Arbelio Penton-Madrigal

4th Day: afternoon session

Lecturers Leopoldo Suescun, Arbelio Penton-Madrigal

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

Lecturer Mois I. Aroyo

5th Day: afternoon session

Lecturers Mois I. Aroyo, Leopoldo Suescun

Workshop: Applications of Group Theory in the Study of Phase Transitions

Saturday, 1st December 2018

Lecturer A. M. Glazer


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

Registration and payment

The registration fee is 100 USD or 300.000 COP. A registration form is available at the following address. Details about payment of the registration fees will be communicated by mail once the participation is confirmed.

Deadline for the registration requesting economic support: September 10th, 2018

The final list of accepted participants and the approved economic supports will be communicated on September 14th, 2018


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: 26th September 2018
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