Event Name

International School on Theoretical and Mathematical Crystallography

Start Date 15th Jul 2007
End Date 20th Jul 2007

International School on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography

First MaThCryst School in Latin America

The University of Havana, Cuba

15-20 July 2007

The IUCr-MaThCryst commission, in cooperation with the IUCr Commission on Crystallographic Teaching (CTC) and with the IUCr Commission on Inorganic and Mineral Structures (CIMS), has organised an International School on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography at the The school was held at the Universidad de la Habana Cuba.


  • 15 July, Sunday: arrival and registration
  • 16 July, Monday: Group theory applied to crystallography: part I. Dimension-independent fundamental notions of crystallographic groups (lattices, point groups, vector systems); classification of crystallographic groups (arithmetic/geometric classes, crystal systems, lattice systems, crystal families). Bernd Souvignier, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 17 July, Tuesday: Group theory applied to crystallography: part II. Application of crystallographic group theory to concrete problems in lower dimensional space. Marjorie Senechal, Smith College Northampton U.S.A.
  • 18 July, Wednesday: Twinned crystals as polychromatic objects
  • Morning session:Polychromatic point groups and their mathematics Marjorie Senechal, Smith College Northampton, U.S.A.
  • Afternoon session:Reticular and symmetry theory of twins Massimo Nespolo, Université Henri Poincaré Nancy I, France
  • 19 July, Thursday: OD structures Stefano Merlino, Università di Pisa, Italy
  • 20 July, Friday, morning session: The mathematics of Polytypes Ernesto Estévez Rams, Institute for Materials and Reagents, Cuba
  • 20 July, Friday, afternoon session: Modeling modular inorganic structures Giovanni Ferraris, Università di Torino, Italy

International Program Committe

Prof. Massimo Nespolo, Chair (MaThCryst)
Prof. Paola Spadon (CTC)
Prof. Giovanni Ferraris (CIMS)
Prof. Ernesto Estevez Rams (IMRE)

Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Ernesto Estevez Rams , Chair
Dr. Arbelio Penton Madrigal , Vice-chair
MSc. Cristy Azanza Ricardo
Ms. Mariela Hurtado Carnero , Secretary
Location Havana
URL http://www.crystallography.fr/mathcryst/havana2007.php

Category IUCr sponsored meetings | Schools
Topics Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography