Twelfth Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize to Dr. Matilde Saura-Múzquiz

The laureate of the 2023 Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize is Dr. Matilde Saura-Múzquiz, for her impressive early carrier contributions to the field of crystallography of functional materials, in particular those related to the studies of magnetic and non-magnetic complex oxyde structure (scheelites, fergusonites, perovskites, pyrochlores, …) and studies on […]


Keep up to date with ECM34

ECM34 will take place in Padova, Italy from 26th – 31st August 2024. Keep up to date with information about the next European Crystallographic Meeting on the conference website.   Padova is one of the most charming towns in Italy and hosts a lively University that is among the oldest […]


ECS8 Berlin – Application deadline extended until 15th March

ECS8, the 2023 European Crystallographic School will take place in person from the 18th – 24th June. The school will be held at the BESSY II electron storage ring, operated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. The focus of the school will cover the various applications of X-ray crystallography to powders, small […]


Olga Kennard (1924 – 2023)

Dr Olga Kennard (OBE, FRS) has passed away on 2nd March 2023 at the age of 98. Olga made enormous contributions to crystallography, and science more generally, through the establishment of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre and her involvement in the founding of other databases such as the Protein Data […]


Summer School on Mathematical Crystallography

The Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography (MaThCryst) of the International Union of Crystallography is organizing a school on mathematical crystallography in Nancy, France in June 2023. This school is the continuation of those organized in 2005, 2010 (two schools), and 2019. The program is based on an in-depth analysis […]


Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize 2023 – call for nominations

The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) and the European Crystallographic Association(ECA) invite nominations for the Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize 2023. The Prize is awarded in recognition of notable experimental, methodological or theoretical contributions to the investigation of matter, using Crystallographic or Neutron Scattering methods. Criteria Young scientist (up to […]


Karl F. Fischer (1925 -2022)

Karl Fischer, emeritus professor of crystallography at the Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken), passed away on 29 October 2022 at the age of 97 in active retirement. It was just one year ago, when he had been awarded the prestigious Carl Hermann Medal by the German Society of Crystallography (DGK) for […]


Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 5

HTCC5 will focus on experimental advances in macromolecular crystallography. The workshop will take place at the Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Conference Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia from the 16th – 21st April 2023. Topics will include crystallisation, processing, databases, and visualisation. Registration will open on 16th October 2022. The early bird registration […]


ECS8 – European Crystallographic School in Berlin, Germany

ECS8, the 2023 European Crystallographic School will take place in person from the 18th – 24th June. The school will be held at the BESSY II electron storage ring, operated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin. The focus of the school will cover the various applications of X-ray crystallography to powders, small […]


Launch of the AFRAMED network

The AFRAMED International Research Network (IRN) was officially inaugurated on 31 August 2022 in Nancy, France. The objective of the AFRAMED network, led by Claude Lecomte, emeritus professor at the Laboratory of Crystallography, Magnetic Resonance and Modelling (CRM2 – CNRS/University of Lorraine), is to connect a diffractometer from a French […]


The history of the ECA logo

By Dritan Siliqi, Institute of Crystallography, CNR, Bari, Italy. The European Crystallographic Association, formally established at the meeting of Lisbon in 1997, elected its first president of the Association, prof Carmelo Giacovazzo (ECA president 1997 – 2000). He was also the Director of the Institute of Crystallography, CNR in Bari, […]


Tenth Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize to Dr. Ellen Fogh

The Tenth Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize (labelled ‘2021’) of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) is awarded to Dr Ellen Fogh from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. The prize commitee  awards the Bertaut Prize to Ellen Fogh for her excellent achievements […]