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International Year of Crystallography
Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

International Union of Crystallography
Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography

International School on Fundamental Crystallography
Third MaThCryst school in Latin America

Uberlândia, Brazil, 25 November - 3 December 2012

The Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography is strongly committed to promote education in all the fundamental aspects of crystallography that nowadays are overlooked in common University courses. This mission is accomplished through a series of meetings in a wide range of regions. In fall 2012 we organized a school in Brazil, in continuation of our activity in the region after the previous shools in Havana and in Montevideo.

Scientific Program







Details of the program
Preparatory SessionInternational School on Fundamental Crystallography (ISFC)Workshop on twinned crystalsISFC (cont.)
(Nov. 25)
(Nov. 26)
(Nov 27)
(Nov 28)
(Nov 29)
(Nov 30)
(Dec 01)
(Dec 02)
(Dec 3)
8:30 - 9:00Registration Registration/
Tutorial on point groups Nespolo/Aroyo Group-subgroup relations Aroyo Physics of Diffraction (I) Fourier transforms. Space group in reciprocal space. Estevez Search for pseudosymmetries Aroyo Twinned crystals - Introduction and definitions Nespolo Free Tutorial on Jana2006 (III) Twinned crystals - basic examples Dusek
9:00 - 10:00 Introduction to abstract groups Nespolo
10:00 - 10:30Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
10:30 - 12:30Matrix Algebra Estevez Crystallographic symmetry in E2 Nespolo Crystallographic symmetry in E3 - part II: space groups Nespolo Bilbao Crystallographic Server for subgroups Aroyo Data processing and reduction Suescun Symmetry-mode analysis with Amplimodes Aroyo Twinned crystals - Calculations of twin parameters Nespolo Tutorial on Jana2006 (VI) Twinned crystals - advanced examples Dusek
12:00 - 14:00Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 - 16:00Fourier Transform Estevez/Serrano Crystallographic symmetry in E3 - part 1: point groups Nespolo Exercises on space groups construction and use of Volume A of the International Tables Nespolo Structure Utilities Aroyo Physics of Diffraction (II). Systematic absences, reflection conditions and space group determination Granado Tutorial on Jana2006 (I) Introduction to Jana2006. Basic single crystal example Dusek Twinned crystals - polychromatic symmetry Nespolo Tutorial on Jana2006 (V) Simple modulated structure application of rigid body for powders Dusek
16:00 - 16:30Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
16:30 - 18:30Diffraction Physics Estevez/Serrano Tutorial on point groups Nespolo/Aroyo Bilbao Crystallographc Server: retrieval of space group information Aroyo Structure Utilities Aroyo Strategies for structure solution and refinement Suescun/Granado Tutorial on Jana2006 (II). Basic powder example. Disorder Dusek Twinned crystals - Tutorial on the software GEMINOGRAPHY Nespolo Closing
Welcome reception


The official language of the Schools was English. No simultaneous interpretation was provided. However, local tutors helped the participants during the exercises.


The School was held at the Institute of Physics of the Federal University of Uberlândia, in the southeast of Brazil. PDF of the Campus Map available for download.

International Program Committee


Local Organizing Committee

Poster presentations

Abstracts from poster presentations are available for download in PDF format.

Didactic material

See also the list of didactic material for the MaThCryst schools.

List of participants

Ariane Carla Campos de MeloUniversidade Federal de GoiásBrazil
Amanda Laura IbiapinoUniversidade Federal do ABCBrazil
Cinthia Antunes CorrêaUniversidade Federal de GoiásBrazil
Ciro Alves Justino Nunes Universidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Cláudia Adriana da SilvaUniversidade Federal de SergipeBrazil
Drielly Aparecida PaixãoUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Edson Costa SantosKyushu UniversityJapan
Eduardo de Faria FrancaUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Evandro Ares de AraújoUniversidade Federal de São CarlosBrazil
Fernandes Tenório Gomes RodriguesUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais Brazil
Fernando Assis GarciaUNICAMPBrazil
Hector Enrique RojasUniversidade Federal de UberlandiaBrazil
Horácio Coelho JúniorUniversidade de BrasíliaBrazil
Irisnei Luzia FerreiraUFUBrazil
José Alberto de SousaUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
José de los Santos GuerraUniversidade Federal de UbelândiaBrazil
Juan Carlos TenorioInstituto de Física de São Carlos- USP Brazil
Juliana Alves Pereira SatoUniversidade Federal do ABC - UFABCBrazil
Justiniano Quispe MarcatomaCentro Brazileiro De Pesquisas FisicasBrazil
Kelly Cristina de Lira LixandrãoUFABCBrazil
Laysa Pires de FigueiredoUFABCBrazil
Leonardo de Sousa SilvaUniversidade Federal de SergipeBrazil
Lizbet León FélixUniversidade de BrasíliaBrazil
Lóide Oliveira SallumUniversidade Estadual de GoiásBrazil
Marco Antonio Seiki KadowakiIFSC-USPBrazil
Marco Aurelio de OliveiraUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Marina Quádrio Rodrigues UFMGBrazil
Mirtha Pillaca QuispeUniversidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Perú
Nilmar Silva CamiloUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Omar Carlos Herrera AsmatUniversidad Peruana Cayetano HerediaPerú
Paulo de Sousa Carvalho JúniorUniversidade de São PauloBrazil
Pedro A. Marinho CastellanosUniversidad de Oriente/CBPFCuba/Brazil
Rafael Victor Helerbrock de MeloUniversidade Federal de GoiásBrazil
Roberto Gomes de Aguiar VeigaUniversidade de São PauloBrazil
Roney Junio de PortugalUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Santiago VázquezFac. de Química- Universidad de la República - UruguayUruguay
Sebastián DavytFac. Quimica-Universidad de la República - UruguayUruguay
Silvana GuilardiUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Tiago Gonçalves SantosUniversidade do Vale do ParaíbaBrazil
Valdeir Antonio da SilvaUniversidade de BrasíliaBrazil
Vânia Mendes do PradoUFABCBrazil
Victor (Yehuda) ZenouBen-Gurion University Israel
Wellington Luis de AlmeidaUniversidade Estadual de Ponta Gossa (UEPG)Brazil
Erika Nascimento LimaUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Dominike Pacine de AndradeUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Robert Prudêncio AmaralUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Augusto Miguel Alcalde MillaUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Andrea Antunes PereiraUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Breno Fernandes PaulaUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil
Athos Machado SilvaUniversidade Federal de UberlândiaBrazil


A selection of ptohos is available at the IUCr gallery website (three pages, clic on the "Next" link in the bottom-right corner).


Inquiries about the scientific program of the school should be sent to . For inquiries about organisation please contact .

The Organizers of the Uberlândia 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 have prevented the participation of bona fide scientists.

Last updated: 18 December 2012
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