MaThCryst forthcoming activities

Third Shanghai International Crystallographic School, June 2024, Shanghai (China)

Twelth basic training course on symmetry and group theory, July 2024, Tsukuba (Japan)

Seventh MaThCryst School in Latin America, August 2024, Lima; (Peru)

MaThCryst recent activities

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

Summer School, June 2023, Nancy (France)

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)


Shanghai International Crystallographic School and Workshop on chirality in solid state physics and quantum materials

International Center for Quantum and Molecular Structures

Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 14-21 June 2024

The aim of the school is to provide an introduction to group theoretical methods and computational tools necessary for appropriate applications of symmetry properties in solid state material science. Special emphasis is given to tutorials on computational crystallography using the Bilbao Crystallographic Server (BCS) for the study of specific problems in solid state physics, like phase transitions and their symmetry-mode analysis, comparison between crystal structures, magnetic symmetry and its applications in the description of magnetic structures, etc. Special topics like chirality in solid state physics, continuous symmetry measures, chirality in magnetism, chiral phonons, chirality and relativity will be discussed in the context of innovative materials.

The school is intended for scientists in Material Science, Solid State Physics and Crystallography in general and specifically for PhD students and young researchers interested in a deep and practical knowledge of group theory and crystallography applied in material science. The maximum number of participant is limited to 70.


Official language of the School is English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided


The school will take place LeHu Hotel in Shanghai University (Baoshan Campus)



Morning session (4h):
Lectures 8:30 - 10:30; 11:00 - 13:00
Coffee break: 10:30 - 11:00
Lunch: 13:00 - 13:45
Afternoon session (4h):
Lectures: 14:30 - 16:30; 17:00 - 19:00
Coffee break: 16:30 - 17:00
Dinner: 19:00 - 20:30
Evening session (optional): 20:30 - 22:00


Arrival Day (14 June 2024-Friday) - afternoon Pre-school Day (15 June 2024 - Saturday) morning session afternoon session 1st Day (16 June 2024 - Sunday) : morning session afternoon session Evening session (optional) 2nd Day (17 June 2024 - Monday) : morning session afternoon session 3rd Day (18 June 2024 - Tuesday)
morning session afternoon session Evening session (optional) 4th Day (19 June 2024 - Wednesday) morning session (JMPM) afternoon session (JMPM) Evening session (optional) 5th Day (20 June 2024 - Thursday)
morning session afternoon session 6th Day (21 June 2024 - Friday)
morning session afternoon session

Registration and accommodation

All the details are available at the local website.

The Organizers of the Shanghai International Crystallographic School will observe 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 barrier will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.