International Year of Crystallography


2014 is the international year of crystallography. I thought I would celebrate this occasion, which is very close to my heart, with a fun blog post sharing exciting and interesting videos and articles related to crystallography. As I come across more interesting content I will update this post so keep coming back.

If you want to learn more about the international year of crystallography and find events near you check out the website:

Watch this video from The Royal Institution to learn more about crystallography

Time magazine wrote a very nice article celebrating the international year of crystallography. “‘What’s crystallography?’ you ask.”

Also check out the British Crystallographic Associations new educational website:

If you are interested in the history of crystallography why not learn about it from someone who was actually there in this lecture by Donald Casper.

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Check out fellow blogger Crystallography365 who will be publishing a post that features a different crystal structure each day of 2014.

41Sk2UG6T1L._For a detailed tutorial on crystallography check out Bernhard Rupp‘s Crystallography 101 website. His book, Biomolecular Crystallography: Principles, Practice and Applications to Structural Biology, is one of the best books on the subject of macromolecular X-ray crystallography. I highly recommend it to anyone working in the field.

Check out the below video of a lecture by Roger Penrose discussing forbidden crystal symmetries. It includes some really cool demonstrations of Moiré patterns.

Popular Science just launched a new web comic about crystallographers, you can check it out here.



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