MaThCryst forthcoming activities

Summer School, June 2023, Nancy (France)

Eleventh basic and second advanced training course on symmetry and group theory, July 2023, Tsukuba (Japan)

MaThCryst recent activities

Tenth training course on symmetry and group theory, August 2022, Tsukuba (Japan)

2022 Spring Festival Crystallographic School and Workshop on Crystal-field Applications February 2022, Berijing (China)

Crystallography Online: Workshop on the use and applications of the structural and magnetic tools of the Bilbao Crystallographic Server January 2022, Leioa (Spain)

Mathematics and Computer Science for Materials Innovation, September 2021, online

Ninth training course on symmetry and group theory, September 2021, Tsukuba (Japan)

2021 SIAM Conference on Mathematical Aspects of Materials Science, May 2021, Bilbao (Spain)

AMS Sectional Meeting, November 2019, Gainesville, FL (USA)

ECM32 Satellite, August 2019, Wien (Austria)

Eighth training course on symmetry and group theory, July 2019, Tsukuba (Japan)

Second Shanghai International Crystallographic School, July 2019, Shanghai (China)

Summer School, June 2019, Nancy (France)

Sixth MaThCryst School in Latin America, November 2018, Bogotà (Colombia)


Polymorphism, stability and phase transitions in crystals: theory, experiments and applications

AIC School 2016

Rimini, Italy, 7-11 September 2016

Satellite of the EMC2: Second European Mineralogical Conference


Wednesday, 7 September, 9 am to 5 pm

Optional pre-course: Fundamental toolkit for crystallographers
Lecturers: Mois I. Aroyo (Bilbao) and Massimo Nespolo (Nancy)
Topics covered: Matrix representation of symmetry operations; Derivation of the symmetry operation from the matrix-vector pair and identification of the corresponding symmetry element; Effect of a change of basis on the representation of the symmetry operations and on the Hermann-Mauguin symbol of the space group; Symmetry reduction (group-subgroup) and its consequences on the symmetry operations and Wyckoff positions; International Tables for Crystallography; Point group representation; Space group representation.
Note: Students who wish to attend the pre-course are requested to indicate their choice in the registration form. Participation in the pre-course includes one extra night (6 September).

Wednesday, 7 September, from 6 pm

6 - 6.30 pm AIC School 2016 Opening Ceremony
6.30 - 7.30 pm Opening Lecture: Angelo Gavezzotti, From molecules to crystals: how, when and why
7.30 pm Welcome party

Thursday, 8 September to Sunday, 11 September

AIC School 2016 included lectures (normally in the mornings) and tutorial sessions (in the afternoons).


Bilbao Crystallographic Server (Tutor: Mois I. Aroyo)
The Bilbao Crystallographic Server is a web site with crystallographic databases and programs. It can be used free of charge from any computer with a web browser via Internet. The server has been operating for more than ten years, and new programs and applications are constantly being developed. Due to the variety of the topics related, the programs hosted on the server are grouped into the so called shells which are: Space Groups Retrieval Tools; Magnetic Space Groups; Group - Subgroup Relations of Space Groups; Representation Theory Applications; Solid State Theory Applications; Structure Utilities; Subperiodic Groups: Layer, Rod and Frieze Groups Retrieval Tools; IR, Raman and Hyper-Raman Scattering Tools; The Bilbao Inconmensurate Crystal Structure Database (B-IncStrDB).


Detailed information is available at the school official website.