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General Announcement and Second Circular

The Twenty-First General Assembly of the IUCr and the Twenty-First International Congress of Crystallography will be held at the Grand Cube Osaka (Osaka International Congress Center), 23-31 August 2008, at the invitation of the Crystallography Society of Japan and the Science Council of Japan. Registration, the 60th Anniversary Lecture, the Opening Ceremony and the presentation of the Eighth Ewald Prize will take place on Saturday 23 August 2008.

The scientific programme will include invited lectures, microsymposia, workshops and poster sessions. There will be morning and afternoon Keynote Lectures. Exhibits of commercial and non-commercial equipment and books, as well as crystallographic software and database demonstrations, will also be held. Internet access will be available to all participants. Professor Y. Fujii is Chair of the Programme Committee and Professor T. Tsukihara is Chair of the Organizing Committee.

The Second Circular appears in Volume 15, No. 3 of the IUCr Newsletter. It contains the scientific programme of the Congress as elaborated by the Programme Committee and approved by the IUCr Executive Committee, a call for papers, details of the general arrangements and registration forms. Further information is available on the web (http://www.iucr2008.jp). For further copies of the call for papers and registration brochure and all other information please contact:

Organizing Secretariat
c/o Congress Corporation
Congress Bldg, 3-6-13
Awajimachi, Chuo-ku
Osaka 541-0047
Japan

email: iucr2008@congre.co.jp


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