Erice, 5 to 16 September 1977

Director : Andrè Authier, Universitè Paris VI, France

.The aim of the course was not to teach sophisticated results to professional crystallographers but to give simple and precise ideas on how to teach basic crystallography to non-crystallographers and on how to convey to them the great power of crystallography, keeping in mindthe need to teach crystallography at many levels, from School to University, and to students of many different sciences. Beyong achieving a wide international participation (33 nationalities present amongst the 88 participants), a special attention was paid to the needs of developing countries.

The formal lectures were completed by a. discussions of the possible presentation of a given topic; b. tutorial classes for non-crystallographers; c. overview of teaching aids (films, computer simulations, mchanical models, optical analogies, programmed texts, etc.)

It is worth mentioning that a final buffet party was organized for the first time in the Centre Majorana history within the newly restored premises of the San Francesco Court. In that occasion Charles Taylor, Cardiff, has proposed to start producing the booklet of songs, "Let Us Become Citizens of the World", collecting the texts sung - in that occasion - by the several nationals present.

Invited Speakers (members of the IUCr Commission on Teaching), followed by additional speakers and titles of their contribution :

A. CATICHA-ELLIS, Univers. Estadual de Campinas, Brazil Crystallography in Brazil
M. FONT-ALTABA, Universidad de Barcelona, Spain Crystallography in Spain
J. GLUSKER, Cancer Res. Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA Applications to Biology
C.H.L. KENNARD, University of Queensland, Australia Experimental techniques
P. KRISHNA, Banaras Hindu University, India Crystallography in India
M. LAING, University of Natal, South Africa Industrial and Engineering applications
T.I.MALINOVSKI, Moldavian Ac. of Sciences, Kishinev, USSR Principles of structure determination
G. RIGAULT, Università di Torino, Italy Matrix algebra in teaching Crystallography
L. RIVA DI SANSEVERINO, Università di Palermo, Italy Applications to Chemistry
C.A: TAYLOR, University College Cardiff, UK Optical analogues
J.D.H. DONNAY, Université de Monteeal, Canada Lattice Crystallography: basis of diffraction
C. MALGRANGE, Université Paris VI, France Basis of dynamical theory
H. LIPSON, University of Manchester, UK Applications to Metallurgy
H. SCHENK, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Programmed learning

One could recognize, at the right side Lodovico on his knees and soon behind Charles Taylor; two steps higher Andre Authier and Theo Hahn; standing first row, central, Jenny Glusker, Renato Sacerdoti, ????, ????. Jose Lima de Faria; in front of Sacerdoti, on her knees, Cecile Malgrange

NOTE added thirty years later (Dec. 3, 2007)

(from the first page of the lecture notes distributed to participants)

The Organizing Committee is gratefully indebted to the following bodies and industries for their contribution to the success of the Course

Assessorato Regionbale Turismo e Spettacolo, Palermo
Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia
Azienda Autonoma di Turismo di Palermo e Monreale
Banco di Sicilia, Palermo
British Council, Rome
Cantina Sociale Settesoli, Menfi, Agrigento
Cirdolo Sicilia, Bologna
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Roma
COSTED, Bangalore, India
Ente Provinciale per il Turismo, Trapani
IBM Italia, Roma
International Union of Crystallography, Chester, UK
Istituto Italiano per l'Africa, Roma
Istituto Italo Latino Americano, Roma
Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Roma
Nonius Enraf, Delft, Netherlands
Organozation de los Estados Americanos, Geneva
Philips, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sintex Europe, Stockholm
Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia