Event Name

First advanced training course on symmetry and group theory

Start Date 1st Aug 2016
End Date 5th Aug 2016

Sponsors: The Crystallographic Society of Japan, Institute of Materials Structure Science of the High Energy Accelerator Organization

Co-sponsors: The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Department of Materials Structure Science, School of High Energy Accelerator Science

Aim and target

The first advanced training course is open to the participants of the four basic training courses hold from August 2014 to March 2016 and proposes applications of the basic knowledge obtained during the previous courses.


The training course will span five full days, from 1st to 5 August 2016. Exercises proposed during the whole course form an integral part of the course: participants are requested to actively take part in solving the proposed exercises. Evening sessions willl also be proposed for discussion, practicals, solution to the exercises, questions & answers.

Didactic material will be distributed during the lectures and also made available in electronic form.

  • Refresher about the fundamental notions proposed during the basic courses
  • Twinning and chromatic symmetry for the description of twins
  • Bilbao Crystallographic Server

Coffee break will be served at about 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Lunch break will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.


The official language of the training course is Japanese. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


The training course will be held at the seminar hall of the 3th building of KEK, Tsukuba campus.


Prof. Massimo Nespolo, Universit√© de Lorraine, France (on behalf of MaThCryst)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Dr Maki Okube, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Takashi Kamiyama, KEK
  • Prof. Noriyuki Igarashi, KEK 
Location Tsukuba
Contact Maki Okube
URL http://www.crystallography.fr/mathcryst/TsukubaAdvanced2016.php

Category Training courses
Topics Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography