Call for nominations for five ECA prizes

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for five different prizes: the thirteenth Max Perutz Prize. This prize will be awarded in recognition of meritorious achievements in any branch of crystallography to an individual scientist clearly affiliated with the ECA.  More information here. the […]

Henk Schenk (1939-2023)

Henk Schenk, founder, first president, and honorary member of the Dutch Crystallographic Association (NVK), passed away on Thursday, September 14. Henk was a very amiable, good-natured crystallographer who meant a lot to the Dutch and International crystallographic community. Henk, born in Koog aan de Zaan, studied chemistry at the University […]

Henk Schenk

History of the “Women in Crystallography” logo

The “Women in Crystallography” project was launched in 2018 during the ECM31 in Oviedo (Spain) thanks to the first organized microsymposium on Women in Crystallography (MS45). The Chairs of the microsymposium (Julia Contreras GarcĂ­a and Annalisa Guerri) were asked to provide a logo and a motto for the MS to […]

First Franco-German Young Crystallographers Meeting (YCM1)

The first Franco-German Young Crystallographers Meeting (YCM1) will take place in Strasbourg from September 26 to 29, 2023. This new scientific event aims to bring together up to 80 young crystallographers (researchers, doctoral students, post-docs and engineers), all sciences combined. The multidisciplinary nature of crystallography will be highlighted during this […]

Alexei Vagin (1944 – 2023)

Doctor Alexei Vagin, who died on 25th March 2023, contributed greatly to the practice of X-ray crystallography for over 50 years. He organised the (sparse) computing services of the protein group at the Moscow Institute of Crystallography during the 1970s and 80s, then after his move to Western Europe in […]

Twelfth Erwin FĂ©lix Lewy Bertaut Prize to Dr. Matilde Saura-MĂşzquiz

The laureate of the 2023 Erwin FĂ©lix Lewy Bertaut Prize is Dr. Matilde Saura-MĂşzquiz, 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 FĂ©lix 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 (SaarbrĂĽcken), 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 […]