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U.S. National Committee for Crystallography

The U.S. National Committee for Crystallography (USNC/IUCr) represents U.S. crystallographers in the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) through The National Academy of Sciences. The IUCr strives to promote international cooperation and publication in crystallography; to facilitate standardization of methods, units, nomenclatures and symbols; and to form a focus for the relations of crystallography to other sciences.

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IUCr 2014 Congress and General Assembly Deadline for Poster Presentation: May, 2 2014
The U.S. National Committee for Crystallography (USNC/IUCr) would like to encourage participation in the 2014 Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography. The Congress and General Assembly will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal located in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The Scientific Program has already been defined and an extremely robust offering of presentations is anticipated. Individuals interested in submitting a late abstract for a poster presentation may do so until May 2nd, 2014. More event details can be found on the 2014 IUCr Congress and General Assembly website.

International Year of Crystallography: 2014
In 1912 Max von Laue showed that X-rays were diffracted by crystals, and in 1913 W. H. and W. L. Bragg demonstrated that the diffraction of X-rays can be used to determine the positions of atoms within a crystal. These groundbreaking experiments mark the birth of modern crystallography. The International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) is marking the centennial of these events by declaring 2014 the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014). For more information, please visit the International Year of Crystallography website.

The importance of crystallography for chemistry and a variety of other scientific fields was recently highlighted in an article by USNC/IUPAC member Julia Chan, Jennifer Aitken, and Susan Latturner. Their article, "Celebrating Crystallography," can be found in Volume 92 of Chemical and Engineering News.

The next meeting of the USNC/IUCr will be held on May 26th, in conjunction with the American Crystallographic Association 2014 Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM.




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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number PHY-1318107. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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