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• The Public gains increased awareness & appreciation of crystallography via
-Nobel prizes for crystallography (12% of those in Chemistry & Physics)
-Major contributions to science from crystallography as they effect daily life
-Symmetry, crystals, crystal growing, diffraction
•Elementary, secondary & university are excited about and can learn about crystallography
•Crystallography units are part of the K-12 science curriculum
•We attract & retain more young scientists in crystallography
•Funding for crystallography/science increases
•Latin American Crystallography is strongly supported
•There is an increased appreciation of science
About the International Year of Crystallography
The International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr2014)
commemorates not only the centennial of X-ray diffraction, which allowed
the detailed study of crystalline material, but also the 400th
anniversary of Kepler's observation in 1611 of the symmetrical form of
ice crystals, which began the wider study of the role of symmetry in
The major objectives of the IYCr2014 are:
to increase public awareness of the science of crystallography and
how it underpins most technological developments in our modern society
to inspire young people through public exhibitions, conferences and hands-on demonstrations in schools
to illustrate the universality of science
to intensify the programme Crystallography in Africa and create similar programmes in Asia and Latin America
to foster international collaboration between scientists worldwide, especially North-South contributions
to promote education and research in crystallography and its links to other sciences
to involve the large synchrotron and neutron radiation facilities
worldwide in the celebrations of IYCr2014, including the SESAME project
set up under UNESCO auspices