First Announcement: AsCA'01 - 18-21 November 2001 Bangalore, India

L. Cranswick lzc at
Tue Apr 10 20:30:57 EST 2001

Sent out on behalf of  Prof. M.R.N.Murthy.  E-mail: murthy at


18-21 November 2001
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, India

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 Programs include plenary lectures, symposia and 
poster presentations. A number of satellite symposia and workshops 
will also be organized, either before or after AsCA'01. It might 
be possible to provide partial financial support to selected young 
crystallographers enabling 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 of 
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 
religious 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  
A7   Powder methods 
A8   Aperiodic structures
A9   Charge density studies
A10  Crystallographic education


Registration (in USD)              Before                      After
                                July 15, 2001              July 15, 2001

1. Full participants                150                         180
2. Student participants             100                         120
3. Accompanying persons              40                          50

Registration will cover conference material, local transport, 
coffee / snacks / lunch served during the symposium. 
Other Information
Accommodation will be arranged in hotels of  categories ranging in 
price per day from US $ 15 to US $ 150.  Social Programs for registered 
delegates and accompanying persons will be organized.
The second announcement will include more information about the 
scientific and social programs, submission of abstracts, hotel 
accommodation etc.

Conference web-site:

International Organising Committee 
Chair: Zihe Rao (China)

International Programme Committee
Chair: C.J. Howard (Australia)
National  Organising Committee
Chair: M. Vijayan (Bangalore) 
Co-Chair: Krishan Lal (Delhi)
Secretary: M.R.N. Murthy (Bangalore)
Treasurer: T.N. Guru Row  (Bangalore)

Please complete and return the attached reply form to the congress 
secretariat if you wish to receive the second announcement. 



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Please encircle the topics you are interested in: 

A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9

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