Event Name

International Symposium on Crystallography - 100 years of History

Start Date 12th Oct 2014
End Date 15th Oct 2014

In celebration of the International Year of Crystallography

The symposium will be the first event scientific crystallography to be held in the Northeast and brings together professionals and students working in the area of materials characterization by X-ray diffraction, electrons and neutrons, as well as other states of Brazil, involving all the major areas of knowledge that use diffraction techniques.

The theme of the symposium, 100 Years of crystallography due to the fact that the year 2014 was chosen by the International Union of Crystallography IUCr as the International Year of Crystallography (see page http://www.iycr2014.org) in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the awarding of the Nobel physics prize to Max von Laue in 1914 due to his work on X-ray diffraction in crystals.The experiment performed by two collaborators (W. Friedrich and P. Knipping) in crystal Cu sulfate, idealized by von Laue, opened the way for Sir William and Sir Laurence Bragg would determine the arrangement of atoms in crystals. In a short time this acquired knowledge revolutionized besides physics and chemistry of the solid state, microbiology with the discovery of DNA structure, the development of computers and new materials, and nowadays chemical drugs for prolonging human life.

Location Fortaleza
URL http://www.sic100.ufc.br/site/index.php/sic/sic100

Category Symposia
Topics General