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New dates for ECA congresses and schools

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced ECA to postpone the European Crystallographic School to be held this July in Budapest, Hungary, to next year. The next European Crystallographic Meeting which was planned for August 2021 will be held in August 2022 in Versailles, France. This event needed to be postponed because […]


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Dirk Feil (1933 – 2020)

Dirk (Dick) Feil passed away on the 22nd of April 2020 at the age of 87.  Dirk Feil was born in Zeist, the Netherlands, in 1933.  Married in 1958, Dirk and his young wife Annet set out to see something of the world.  In 1959, despite misgivings about the apartheid […]


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Sybolt Harkema (1940-2019)

On September 1st, 2019, Sybolt Harkema, former Assistant Professor at the Technical University Twente, died at the age of 78 years. Sybolt Harkema was born in Noordeloos, the Netherlands, as the son of vickar Harke Harkema and his wife Agaath. He visited the secondary school (lyceum) in Zeist at the […]


Catalina Ruiz Pérez (1957-2019)

It is with great sorrow that we report that our colleague Professor Catalina Ruiz-Pérez passed away on August 8 when she was sixty-two. Catalina Ruiz-Pérez was born in Valencia (Spain) in 1957 and she was Full Professor of Applied Physics in the Department of Physics at Universidad de La Laguna […]


SpringerBriefs in Crystallography

Springer  announces the launch of a new series of crystallography monographs under the title “SpringerBriefs in Crystallography”. They cover a new discipline within the “SpringerBriefs” collection, which publishes concise monographs with an intermediate scope. SpringerBriefs already covers 84 fields spanning a wide range from natural sciences to law, social sciences […]


Meet the recipients of ECA bursaries @PCCr2

Gift Mehlana (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe), Seham Kamal (Cairo University, Egypt), Rim Benali-Cherif (Abbes Laghrour Khenchela University, Algeria) are the three recipients of the ECA travel grants for attending the 2nd Pan African Conference on Crystallography/African Light Source 2, PCCr2-AfLS2. They share their impressions: Gift: “I had an opportunity to […]