International Year of Crystallography

International Year of Crystallography
16 déc. 2014

2014 is the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014), which is an event promoted in the year 2014 by the United Nations to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of X-ray crystallography and to emphasise the global importance of crystallography in human life. One of the main goals of IYCr2014 is to increase public awareness of the science of crystallography and especially to inspire young people.

IMAGINARY takes part in the event by cooperating with the Philatelie Liechtenstein in creating a stamp series which features 13 frames of a SURFER animation by Bianca Violet showing an artistic metamorphosis of a crystal. The Design of the two stamps was created by HP Gassner and the images of the first day covers are screenshots of the program Crystal Flight by Jeff Weeks. Additionally, a free smartphone application is offered using augmented reality technology to identify the stamps and start the original SURFER-animation.

We also want to point your attention to the interactive Museum of Minerals and Mathematics (MiMa) in Oberwolfach, Germany. The MiMa museum does not only host the one-of-a-kind minerals of the Black Forest region or provides insights into mathematical theories, it especially presents the connection between minerals and mathematics: interactive installations let you understand symmetry and crystallography in a playful way.

As a contribution to IYCr2014, please read a new article on Crystals and Mathematics (in German), which can be found in the texts section of the IMAGINARY platform.

 

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16 déc. 2014

2014 is the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014), which is an event promoted in the year 2014 by the United Nations to celebrate the centenary of the discovery of X-ray crystallography and to emphasise the global importance of crystallography in human life. One of the main goals of IYCr2014 is to increase public awareness...Lire la suite

3 nov. 2014

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer que nous avons reçu un financement Cap’Math afin d’établir une section «IMAGINARY en France» à partir de décembre 2014. Son but est de traduire le contenu de la plateforme en français, de motiver encore plus de contributions de la part de la communauté mathématique française et d’organiser des expositions et des événements en France.  La réunion de lancement...Lire la suite

10 oct. 2014

Together with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) South Africa and the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative, IMAGINARY is planning a series of events to boost mathematics communication on the African continent in the near future. After the first very successful event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, we will introduce two upcoming events: a congress in Rabat, Morocco, and a workshop-conference in Cape Town, South Africa.Lire la suite

13 aoû. 2014

IMAGINARY is present at the ICM 2014 in Seoul with the biggest exhibition so far, NIMS-IMAGINARY and a special panel titled “Mathematics communication for the future - a vision slam”. Furthermore IMAGINARY is collaboration partner of the...Lire la suite

25 juin. 2014

There will be a big IMAGINARY exhibition in Heidelberg, Germany, July 20 - August 10!
The Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof is an attractive location, which even has its own movie theater.

There will be four exhibition stations:

  1. The well known IMAGINARY
  2. ...Lire la suite

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