MaThCryst forthcoming activities

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

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

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

MaThCryst recent activities

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)

Seventh training course on symmetry and group theory, August 2018, Tsukuba (Japan)

Topological Methods in Materials Science 2017, October 2017, Beijing (China)

International Autumn School on Fundamental and Electron Crystallography (IASFEC), October 2017, Sofia, (Bulgaria)

IUCr 2017 Satellite, September 2017, Rourkela, (India)

Sixth training course on symmetry and group theory, August 2017, Tsukuba (Japan)

Shanghai International Crystallographic School, June 2017, Shanghai (China)

Second Workshop on Mathematical Crystallography, May 2017, Manila (Philippines)

Fifth training course on symmetry and group theory, March 2017, Tsukuba (Japan)


ECM26 XXVI European Crystallographic Meeting

MaThCryst Satellite Conference

Darmstadt, Germany, 27 - 29 August 2010

The XXVI European Crystallographic Meeting was held from 29 August to 2 September 2010 in Darmstadt, Germany.

The IUCr Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography (MaThCryst) organised a Satellite Conference devoted to the analysis of crystal structure topology and mathematical interpretation of crystal structures.


Lectures were completed with exercises distributed to the participants.



A series of models illustrating the minimal surfaces was on display during the whole satellite conference.

Poster presentations

Participants presented posters, which remained on display during the three days of the satellite.


Abstracts and didactic material


Stephen Hyde Australian National University
Joke Hadermann University of Antwerp, Belgium
Claudio Aguilar Universiy Austral of Chile
Massimo Nespolo Nancy Université France
Paolo Celani Stoe&Cie GmbH, Germany
Rachel Eloirdi Institute for Transuranium Elements, Germany
Christian Groçe Georg August Universitât Gôttingen, Germany
Karsten Grosse-Brauckmann Techniche Universitât Darmstadt, Germany
Tim Gruene Georg-August-Universitât, Germany
Wilfrid E. Klee Baden-Baden, Germany
Holger Kohlmann Saarland University, Germany
Sandrina Meis Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Gerd Schroeder-Turk Universitât Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
Navdeep Sidhu University of Goettingen, Germany
Leonore Wiehl Goethe-Universitât Frankfurt, Germany
Hans Wondratschek Karlsruher Institut fûr Technologie, Germany
Shelomo Ben-Abraham Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Eckhard Hitzer University of Fukui, Japan
Takeo Matsumoto Kanazawa University, Japan
Ryoko Tomiyasu High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Japan
Wilfried Wunderlich Tokai University, Japan
Bernd Souvignier Radboud University, The Netherlands
Leonid Pereyaslavets Institut of Protein Research, RAS, Russia
Mois Ilia Aroyo University of the Basque Country, Spain
Hans Grimmer Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Walter Steurer ETH Zûrich, Switzerland
Jonathan Coome Durham University, UK


The Satellite was held in the same venue as the ECM26 congress: the Darmstadtium congress centre.


Inquiries .

The Organizers of the ECM26 MaThCryst Satellite Conference observed the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirmed 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 conference no barriers existed which would have prevented the participation of bona fide scientists.