Training course on symmetry and group theory
|Start Date||15th Aug 2014|
|End Date||17th Aug 2014|
|Description||In the framework of the International Year of Crystallography, the IUCr Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography organizes a training course on "symmetry and group theory" at Tsukuba, Japan, on 15 to 17 August 2014.
Pre-requisitesThe participants are expected to know basic matrix algebra (how to multiply matrices and vectors, how calculate determinant and trace of a matrix), fundamental electromagnetism (waves, diffraction) and basic chemistry.
ProgramThe training course will span three full days, from 15 to 17 August, 2014. An optional pre-school day is organized on August 14 for those needing to revise general concepts about matrix algebra and abstract algebra (general introduction to group theory).
Thursday, 14 AugustOptional session on matrix and abstract algebra (2 p.m. onwards)
Friday, 15 August (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)Introduction to symmetry and periodicity
Lattices and crystallographic symmetry in 2 and 3 dimensions
Choice of the unit cell
Crystallographic point groups
Stereographic projection, with exercises
Saturday, 16 August (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)Matrix representation of point group operations
Screw axes and glide planes
Introduction to space groups
Graphical construction of space groups, with exercises
Metric tensor and applications
Saturday, 16 August (9 a.m. - 7 p.m.)Reciprocal lattice and systematic absences
Matrix representation of space group operations
Structure-substructure relations and applications to displacive phase transitions
Coffee break will be served at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Lunch break will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The evening of August 15 a welcome reception will be organized.
LanguageThe official language of the training course is Japanese. No simultaneous interpretation will been provided.
VenueThe training course will be held at the KEK main research building, meeting room No. 1.
LecturerProf. Massimo Nespolo, Université de Lorraine, France (on behalf of MaThCryst)
Local Organizing CommitteeDr. Maki Okube, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Prof. Takashi Kamiyama, KEK
Prof. Noriyuki Igarashi, KEK
Registration and accommodationOnline registration and information about the accommodation is available at the local website.
|Topics||Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography|