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)

The enchanting crystallography of Moroccan ornaments

Satellite Conference of the ECM-24

Marrakech, Morocco, 20-22 August 2007

The XXIV European Crystallographic Meeting was held from 22 to 27 August 2007 in Marrakech, Morocco.

The IUCr MaThCryst commission has organized a Satellite conference on Art and Crystallography devoted to the analysis of the Moroccan ornaments.


The satellite conference was held from 20 to 22 August, 2007. The first two days consisted of lectures delivered at the hotel Ryad Mogador Menara 5*, located in front of the Congress Palace where the main conference will be held. The last day has been devoted to an excursion to the Kasbah de Telouet, site renown for the richness of its ornaments.

Scientific director and guide of the excursion was Prof. Emil Makovicky, University of Copenhagen.


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3: Excursion to the Kasbah of Telouet: assisted practicals.

Didactic material

Didactic material from the lectures is available for download (25.1 Mb).

Partial group photo in the Kasbah of Telouet
Partial group photo in the Kasbah of Telouet (click to enlarge)

List of participants
Family nameGiven nameCountryemail
BENATIA Jamal Morocco
CASTERA J. Marc France
DEPMEIER Wulf Germany
DOORYHEE Eric France
FUJIMOTO Kenjiro Japan
GLINNEMANN Jurgen Germany
GUASCH Alicia Spain
HAAKE Annegret Germany
HAHN Theo Germany
JALI Abdelaziz Morocco
KHACHANE Manar Morocco
MAKOVICKY Emil Danemark
MANSORI Mohamed Morocco
MIYASAKA Keiichi Sweden
NESPOLO Massimo France
NEUMANN Wolfgang Germany
NOWACK Ellen Germany
SCHMIDT Martyn Germany
SU Hong Sth Afr
TARANTINO Serena Italy
THALAL Abdelmalek Morocco
WORLE Michael Switzerland
ZEMA Michele Italy
ZÜRN Anke Switzerland

The Organizers of the ECM-24 Satellite Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography have observed the basic policy of non-discrimination and affirms 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.