The scientific program includes plenary lectures, symposia and poster presentations. A number of satellite symposia and workshops will also be organized, either before or after AsCA'01. It may be possible to provide partial financial support to selected young crystallographers to enable them to attend the meeting.
The venue of the meeting, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), founded in 1909, is one of the oldest modern research centres in Asia. Since then, IISc has grown into a premier institution of research, with more than 2000 active members working in almost all frontier areas of Science and Technology. IISc is situated in Bangalore, which is the hub of scientific and IT activity in India. Bangalore weather is good throughout the year and is very pleasant during November. It is the capital of Karnataka State, famous for jasmine, silk and sandal wood artifacts.
The cosmopolitan atmosphere of Bangalore is representative of India, which is a world within a world. The literature, art and culture of India stretch back to prehistoric times. It is a land of multiple colours, sounds, smells and cultures. All major religinous and secular movements of the world either originated from India or find a peaceful shelter here. A visit to Bangalore and India is an unforgettable experience.
A1 Foundation, theory and history of crystallography
A2 Instrumentation and Techniques
A3 Crystallography in physics
A4 Crystallography in chemistry
A5 Crystallography in materials science
A6 Crystallography in biology, medicine and pharmacology
A7 Powder methods
A8 Aperiodic structures
A9 Charge density studies
A10 Crystallographic education
AsCA'01 Conference web-site: http://www.iisc.ernet.in/~asca401
Crystallogr. Society of Japan: http://www.crsj.jp/index.html