Dear Colleagues,

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission to the 2014 IUCr meeting in Montreal is rapidly approaching. I urge you to submit an abstract and plan to attend the meeting, and also to actively encourage your colleagues, students, postdocs, etc. to do the same. The meeting program is shaping up to be very exciting, with a good focus on aperiodic crystals and many other great topics. 

I list below the Microsymposia and the Keynote lectures that are related to aperiodic crystals. You will see that there are 12 such Microsymposia and 5 keynote lectures -- almost a conference within a conference -- so there should be plenty of talks and posters for all of us to attend, and also some free time to explore the beautiful city of Montreal. Each MS will have 3 invited talks, where we have already secured an impressive line-up of speakers, and 3 contributed talks selected from your submitted abstracts. There will also be a plenary lecture by Dan Shechtman, as well as the Ewald Prize ceremony and lectures by Ted Janssen and Aloysio Janner. We also plan a 1-day workshop on aperiodic crystals just before the meeting starts, and we are co-sponsoring a post-conference workshop on the role of magnetic symmetry in the description and determination of magnetic structures. 

I encourage you all to come, and apologize if you receive this message more than once.

Ron Lifshitz, on behalf of the 
Commission on Aperiodic Crystals of the IUCr

Microsymposia related to Aperiodic Crystals:

MS-02: Recent advances in quasicrystal research
MS-10: Chemistry and physics of modulated and composite crystals 
MS-17: High-pressure crystallography of Periodic and Aperiodic Crystals
MS-26: Commensurate and incommensurate multiferroics and magnetoelectrics: structure and properties
MS-33: Symmetry constraints in magnetic structure determination: experiment and theory
MS-34: Crystals and beyond
MS-42: Diffuse scattering and partial disorder in complex structures
MS-51: Challenging macromolecular crystals: twinning,  aperiodicity, and low resolution
MS-57: Macromolecular and soft-matter aperiodic crystals
MS-66: Multiferroics and other multi-functional materials: synthesis, properties and high-pressure behavior
MS-81: Pushing the boundaries of aperiodic magnetic & crystal structure solution
MS-105: Frustration, topology and chirality in metals and complex oxides.

Keynote lectures related to Aperiodic Crystals:

Marc de Boissieu: "Phonons and Phasons - From Modulated Structures to Quasicrystals"
Laurent Chapon: "Commensurate and Incommensurate Multiferroics: Structure and Properties"
Marjorie Senechal: "Mathematical Crystallography in the Twenty First Century"
Branton Campbell: "Irreducible Representations and Phase Transitions"
Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal: "Sixty Five Years of Magnetic Structures: Present and Future of Magnetic Crystallography"

Useful links:

* Conference website -

* Abstract submission (Deadline soon) -

* Travel support for students and postdocs (Deadline soon) -

* Conference registration -

* Ewald Prize -