Grenoble marks crystallography’s centennial

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Published : 1 October 2012

In the run-up to 2014, the International Year of Crystallography, Grenoble’s scientific community is gearing up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of modern crystallography. MINATEC and GIANT partners will play a key role in the festivities, which will include an exhibit on crystallography and its impact on our everyday lives at Grenoble’s Grand’Place shopping mall during France’s National Science Week.
Other notable events will include two talks by Dan Shechtman, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the man behind the “discovery” of quasicrystals. These talks will be held on October 17 at the Weil Auditorium in Saint-Martin d’Hères and on October 22 at Grenoble’s regional educational resource center. On November 13, Institute Laue-Langevin will host a day-long conference on the history of crystallography, from the discovery of diffraction to the latest advances in research.

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