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2014 will be the official International Year of Crystallography

Posted by Uwe Kolitsch  
Uwe Kolitsch July 04, 2012 05:19PM
Now confirmed by the United Nations:

(The initiative had been proposed by the International Union of Crystallography, IUCr.)
Rob Woodside July 04, 2012 08:44PM
Paul Brandes July 04, 2012 09:05PM
Sounds like a great excuse to throw a party!! :)-D
Rock Currier July 04, 2012 09:33PM
I wonder how many members and or employees of the United Nations even know what crystals are.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Maggie Wilson July 04, 2012 09:35PM
Here's a great chance for Mindat to get involved!
Doug Daniels July 05, 2012 01:45AM
just wait until the metaphysical people hear about this.....

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/05/2012 01:47AM by Doug Daniels.
Rock Currier July 05, 2012 04:54AM
Well, they can petition the UN to make the year also the year of the galacticlly encoded ancestor crystal, and it also will probably be approved. Perhaps they could program it so that everyone there would act in a rational manner.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Don Saathoff July 05, 2012 05:16PM
Actually, we probably don't need to worry about it......most of the "metaphysically inclined" are going to be "taken up" in December of this year (2012) anyway......
Mitch Portnoy July 12, 2012 07:42PM
In fact, Rock, several members of the New York Mineralogical Club are current employees of the United Nations. This has been true for as long as I have been a member (20 years now). International delegates and foreign representatives frequently attend our meetings and there is usually a large contingent of them at the New York City Gem & Mineral Show.

Several of them have kept their membership current with the NYMC even through they have retired back to their native nations or transferred to other worldwide diplomatic posts.

Uwe Kolitsch October 23, 2013 03:54PM
2014's major conferences with a focus on crystallography:

http://www.dgk-conference.de (March 2014, Berlin, Germany)
http://epdic14.au.dk/ (June 2014, Aarhus, Denmark)
http://www.iucr2014.org/ (August 2014, Montreal, Canada)
http://www.nettab.org/2014/CCY/ (October 2014, Turin, Italy)

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/2013 03:57PM by Uwe Kolitsch.
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