Meeting report

Charge density computing school

Participants from five continents gathered in the Inst. for Crystallography of the Free U. of Berlin in Sept. 1997, for a short course on charge density analysis. Lectures covered theoretical and practical aspects of the technique and included industrial presentations by Mar and Siemens-AXS. Hands-on tutorials were based on the XD software package which has been developed as an official project of the IUCr Commission on Charge, Spin and Momentum Densities.

Support from the 'Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker' in cooperation with the 'Deutsche Gesellschaft für Kristallographie' and eight companies based in England, Germany and Holland made possible attendance by new students in the field. Fine weather and excellent hospitality, contributed to a very sociable atmoshere. T. Koritsanszky, P. Luger and the local team organized a stimulating, productive and highly enjoyable four days.

T. Koritsanszky