The SIAM conference on Mathematical Aspects of Material Science starts tomorrow, Sunday, on June 9, and will run for four days. Participants are already arriving and picking up their registration packets.
The minisymposia on Mathematical Crystallography will be held in Maestro B, up on the fourth floor. The schedule is:
- Mathematical Crystallography I: Geometric Foundations on Sunday, June 9, from 10:15 to 12:15 pm. The presentations will be:
- 10:15 am, Frank Morgan on Minimal Interface Structures.
- 10:45 am, Egon Schulte on Polyhedral Geometries and Symmetry.
- 11:15 am, Ma. Louise N. de las Penas on Nanostructures Arising from Crystallographic Tilings.
- 11:45 am, Bernd Souvignier on Capturing the Essence of Infinite Graphs in Quotient Graphs.
- Mathematical Crystallography II: Beyond Classical Crystal Symmetry on Monday, June 10, from 10:15 to 12:15 pm. The presentations will be:
- 10:15 am, Massimo Nespolo on A Stroll Along Structural Paths: Symmetry, Pseudo-Symmetry and Their Exploitation to Understand and Design Structures.
- 10:45 am, Uwe Grimm on Recent Advances in Mathematical Diffraction Theory.
- 11:15 am, Marjorie Senechal on Periodicity, Aperiodicity and Prehistory.
- 11:45 am, Peter Zeiner on Coincidence Site Lattices and Well-rounded Sublattices in the Plane.
- Mathematical Crystallography III: Structure-Building Principles on Wednesday, June 12, from 10:15 – 12:15 pm. The presentations will be:
- 10:15 am, Jean-Guillaume Eon on Imprimitivity in Non-Crystallographic Nets.
- 10:45 am, Greg McColm on Next Year is the International Year of Crystallography : How are We Going to Celebrate?.
- 11:15 am, Henrik van Lengerich and Richard James on Self Assembly and the Structure of Matter.
- 11:45 am, Mike Zaworotko on Why Topology Matters to Crystal Engineers
Notice that on Wednesday there will be discussion, open to the floor, on how to continue this campaign to popularize mathematical crystallography. This is the third gathering I’ve organized – after the Crystal Design Using Discrete Structures in Geometry minisymposium held in 2010 and the Special Session on Modeling Crystalline and Quasi-Crystalline Materials held last year. Next year, the International Union of Crystallography will meet in Montreal from August 5 to 12; something to think about.
If you cannot come to the discussion Wednesday at 10:45 am, feel free to email suggestions to me.