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AICS2016 – second circular

Dear Colleagues,

Preparations for the AIC International Crystallography School 2016 “Polymorphism, stability and phase transitions in crystals: theory, experiments, applications” (Rimini, 7-11 September 2016; http://2016.aicschool.org) are well underway.

Thanks to the generous contribution of the AIC and the many sponsors, we will be able to support several participants with bursaries covering registration fee, travel and subsistence expenses. Grants include the IUCr Young Scientist Awards, two EMU grants for students with a mineralogical background, one Bruker grant reserved to students with some experience in structural characterization of pharmaceutical compounds, and many more. Find all details at http://www.cristallografia.org/aicschool2016/eng/detail.asp?idn=1858 (section: Bursaries) and apply for your bursary no later than 15 May.

We are very proud that some among the most outstanding scientists working in the field of polymorphism and phase transitions, in both the molecular and non-molecular fields, will form the board of lecturers for AICS2016. This includes: Mois I. Aroyo (Bilbao), Tiziana Boffa Ballaran (Bayreuth), Michael A. Carpenter (Cambridge), Angelo Gavezzotti (Milano), A. Mike Glazer (Oxford), Lucia Maini (Bologna), Massimo Nespolo (Nancy) and Ian D. Williams (Hong Kong).
The programme is under constant development and updates are promptly made available on the web site. We strongly suggest all participants not to miss the pre-course “Fundamental toolkit for crystallographers”, held by M.I. Aroyo and M. Nespolo on 7 September. Please arrange your travel in order to be in Rimini on the 6th.

The School will close on the 11th at 1 pm, and everyone can then move to Palazzo dei Congressi for the EMC2016, which opens at 5 pm.
Please mark the important dates for AICS2016:

Bursary request: 15 May 2016
Notification of acceptance of bursaries: 29 May 2016
Registration and payment: 12 June 2016
The AICS2016 poster is downloadable here


Print it out and put on display in your department!
We look forward to seeing many of you in Rimini

Chiara Massera, Anna Moliterni, Emanuela Schingaro, Serena Tarantino
AIC Commission on Crystallographic Teaching