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Gold and Silver: Treasures of European Crystallography

The year 2022 brings challenges of political and economic instability, an ongoing virus pandemic, and military confrontation on European soil; despite this gloomy context, the European Crystallographic Association has good reason to celebrate.  As ECA, we are looking back on 50 years of European Crystallographic Meetings and at the formal […]


ECA statement on Ukraine

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is joining a large and growing number of European and international research organizations in condemning the acts of aggression by the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the military invasion of its independent neighbor, Ukraine, a national member of ECA. Our thoughts are with […]


9th International Charge Density Meeting

The 9th International Charge Density Meeting will take place in Aarhus, Denmark, during the days 12-16th of June 2022. The study of charge densities is a central part of quantum crystallography, and the focus of this conference is to find interfaces and applications for quantum crystallography in hot fields such […]


Halfway between IUCr25 and ECM33

The Prague 2021 IUCr congress is now six months behind us and we are heading straight to the 33rd European Crystallographic Meeting in Versailles. It is therefore time to give you an update of all activities that may interest the European crystallographic community in its broadest sense. During its meeting […]


Zofia Kosturkiewicz (1928-2021)

On 1st October 2021, the day of the Inauguration of the New Academic Year, Prof. Zofia Kosturkiewicz suffered a massive cerebral stroke and four weeks later, on 29th October, without regaining consciousness, died peacefully in a hospice. Her death is a painful loss to her numerous friends and former students, […]


Call for nominations for three ECA prizes

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for three different prizes: the twelfth 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 […]


Wolfgang Jeitschko (1936-2020)

Wolfgang Jeitschko, passed away on August 5th, 2020, during his afternoon nap. The solid state and materials chemistry and crystallography community and especially his friend and colleagues lost an outstanding scientist, an enthusiastic teacher, and a distinguished gentleman. Wolfgang Jeitschko, born on May 27th, 1936, in Prague, finished school in […]