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Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture
President: Professor Antonino Zichichi


Director: Giovanna Scapin, PhD

Director Emeritus: Sir Tom Blundell, FRS FMedSci


ISCoC Policies for the 59th Course on
"Powder Diffraction: Advancing Real Materials in the Information Era"

Statement on Freedom Policy

The Organising Committee of the 59th course of the International School of Crystallography "Powder Diffraction: Advancing Real Materials in the Information Era" shall observe the basic policy of nondiscrimination and affirms the rights of scientists throughout the world to adhere or to associate with international scientific activity without regard to such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, sex or age, in accordance with the Statues of the International Council for Science. At this course no barriers will exist which would prevent the participation of bona fide scientists.

Statement on Gender Balance

We will follow the Gender Balance requirements of the IUCr. ( The Organizing and Scientific Committees will safeguard gender equity among lecturers and participants, paying special attention to the gender balance and diversity in evaluating the bursary applications. Among the Organizers, Annalisa Guerri, member of the IUCr Gender Equity and Diversity Committee (GEDC) will act as steward for this statement.

Percentage of speakers / participants to the courses of the ISCoC (2002-2023)