Welcome to the History Portal of the ACA

The ACA History Project showcases and preserves the history of crystallography, X-ray diffraction, and structural science through online access, articles in ACA RefleXions quarterly magazine, and videos to our YouTube channel.


Latest Additions

Sir Fraser Stoddart gave an inspiring plenary address at the 2017 ACA meeting in New Orleans, describing his synthesis of molecular machines and the new mechanical bond, for which he shared the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Rose Mooney-Slater was the first female
X-ray crystallographer in the United States;
her biography by Frank Fronczek is now online.

Bill Duax 

A two-part symposium in honor of Bill Duax was presented at the 2017 24th Congress of the IUCr in Hyderabad, India.

Sir Thomas L. Blundell, recipient of the 2017 Ewald Prize by the IUCr, published a
review article on the history of drug discovery.

Now OVER 75 Scientists on People List

Our People List features information about crystallographers and scientists who use crystallography.

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