First Announcement for AsCA '01
18-21 November 2001, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India


AsCA'01
The Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA), founded in 1987 for the promotion of crystallographic activities in Asia, is a regional associate of the International Union of Crystallography and is represented by 17 National Associations. AsCA'01 is the fourth meeting of the association and will be held at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, during November 18-21, 2001.

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
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.

Symposium Topics
  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