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International Union of Crystallography
Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography

Summer School on Mathematical Crystallography

Nancy, France, 12 - 16 June 2023


Local Organizing Committee


Morning session (3:00 hours):
Lectures 9:00 - 10:30
Coffee break: 10:30 11:00
Lectures 11:00 - 13:00
Lunch: 13:00 14:30
Afternoon session (4:00 hours):
Lectures 14:30 16:30
Coffee break: 16:30 17:00
Lectures 17:00 - 19:00

Lunches were served at the Restaurant Universitaire Vélodrome..

Scientific Program

1st Day Monday, 12 June, morning session:

9:00 - 9:10 Opening of the School

General introduction to crystallographic symmetry and application to two-dimensional space

Lecturers: Massimo Nespolo, Mois Ilia Aroyo

1st Day Monday, afternoon session

Crystallographic symmetry in the three-dimensional space

Lecturer: Massimo Nespolo

2nd Day, Tuesday, 13 June, morning session

Presentation of symmetry operations

Lecturer: Mois Ilia Aroyo

2nd Day, afternoon session

Space groups: theory and exercises

Lecturer: Massimo Nespolo

3rd Day, Wednesday, 14 June, morning session

Lecturer: Mois Ilia Aroyo

(i) Description of space-group symmetry in ITA

(ii) Computer tools for space-group symmetry

3rd Day, afternoon session

Symmetry relations between space groups

Lecturer: Mois Ilia Aroyo

4th Day, Thursday, 15 June, morning session:

Reciprocal space and diffraction

Lecturers: Massimo Nespolo, Andrey Zameshin

4th Day: afternoon session

Applications of symmetry relations between space groups

Lecturers: Massimo Nespolo, Mois Ilia Aroyo

(i) Subgroups data and related computer applications

(ii) Basic structure utilities of BCS and comparison of crystal structures.

5th Day, Friday, 16 June, morning session:

Solution and refinement of crystal structure models

Lecturer: Michal Dušek

5th Day: afternoon session

Exercises and tutorial on Jana2020

Lecturers: Michal Dušek, Andrey Zameshin


The school was at the Amphitheatre No. 1, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, Université de Lorraine.


The official language of the school was English. No simultaneous translations was provided

Poster presentations

Abstracts of poster presentations by the participants are available for download.

List of participants

MYacine MalikChaib DraaAlgeriaUniversité Haute-AlsaceFrance
FRaounekRouagAlgeriaUniversité freres Mentouri Constantine 1Algeria
FKhatiraMehtiyevaAzerbaijanBaku State University Azerbaijan
MIgor DalamelinoBorgesBrazilUniversity of Goias Brazil
FGergana GeorgievaVelyanovaBulgariaSofia University Bulgaria
FGordanaGarapicCroatiaNew Paltz State University of New York USA
FCorinneArrouvelFranceUniversidade Federal de São Carlos Brazil
FFlorentineGuiotFranceUniversité de Rennes France
MAntoineRollFranceCEA Saclay France
FClaudiaSchoeberlGermanyEsslingen University of Applied Sciences Germany
FVincentia EmersonAgbemehGhanaItalian Institute of Technology Italy
MMarcoBrasiniItalyUniversité de Picardie Jules Verne France
MGiulio IsaccoLamprontiItalyUniversity of Cambridge UK
MLucaMonettaItalyUniversità degli Studi di Salerno Italy
FBeatriz Mendoza SanchezMexicoInstitute for Applied Materials Energy Storage Systems, Karlsruhe Germany
MRicardo GuillermoTorres RamìrezMexicoInstitut de physique de Rennes France
MGhenadieNovitchiMoldovaLaboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, Grenoble France
FSara El Houbbadi MoroccoUniversité de Lorraine France
MYassineOubaid MoroccoUniversité Paris-Saclay France
FTemitope OlabisiAbodunrinNigeriaLandmark University Nigeria
MChinedu UdumaIbeNigeriaUniversità degli Studi di Bari Italy
FApril Lynne DampoSay-awenPhilippinesAteneo de Manila University Philippines
MAndreyZameshinRussiaMalvern Panalytical Netherlands
MJungyounChoSouth KoreaStockholm University Sweden
MFaye DioufMoussa DiameSpainItalian Institute of Technology Italy
MWayneSkelton-HoughUKUniversity of Cambridge UK
MDaniel RobertHummerUSASouthern Illinois University USA
MDongzhouZhangUSAArgonne IL USA
16M, 12F19, 4 continents26 institutions13, 4 continents


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The Organizers of the Nancy 2023 MaThCryst school 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 school no barriers existed which would heve prevented the participation of bona fide scientists.

Last updated: 18th June 2023
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