Registration deadline : June 30th
- The School is intended for senior postgraduates, postdocs and above with a
knowledge of crystallography who may want to become involved in software
development, but lack experience in this. It is not intended to teach
crystallography to computationally literate students, nor is it expected
to teach the basics of programming.
- It is assumed that students on the course will have (at
least) scanned through a copy of one or more of the following
books, depending on their background;
It would not be too much to expect that all students would be familiar
with the contents of
- D. Blow, Outline of Crystallography for
Biologists, Oxford University Press, Oxford,
- W. Clegg, A.J. Blake, R.O. Gould & P. Main,
Crystal Structure Analysis: Principles and
Practice, ed. W. Clegg, IUCr & Oxford Science
Publications, Oxford, 2001.
- Fundamentals of Powder Diffraction and Structural
Characterization of Materials by Vitalij
Pecharsky and Peter Zavalij, Springer, 2003, ISBN: 1-4020-7365-8.
(especially those chapters on "Symmetry in
Crystals" and "Crystallographic Computing")
- C. Giacovazzo, H.L. Monaco, D. Viterbo, F. Scordari,
G. Gilli, G. Zanotti & M. Catti, Fundamentals of
Crystallography (2nd Edition), ed. C. Giacovazzo,
IUCr & Oxford Science Publications, Oxford, 2002.
- Students should have some programming skills such as the
ability to write a runnable non-trivial program in a language like
FORTRAN or C (or C++, Python or Java) (with calls to subroutines or
- Participants are assumed to bring their own laptop computer on which
'school required software' can be installed
- Note: To get from Siena to the IUCr Florence congress on the afternoon of the 23rd of August,
a bus will be provided as part of registration cost.
- 550 Euro for full accomodation including meals (single room) (NO VACANCIES)
- 500 Euro for full accomodation including meals (shared room)
- 400 Euro for lodging not included (but includes cost of lunches and dinners).
- Accompanying Person : 250 Euro (Outside Accomodation but with
evening meals, evening drinks at the Certosa; and school dinner in Siena
for 21st August).
Numbers of attendees for the school are limited, so Preliminary
Registration can now be sent (as of 1st December 2004) with a
registration deadline of June 30th. Please include the following
- CV Summary
- Interest (macro,small,powder etc.)
- Accomodation Preference
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