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Le mot du doyen de l'UFR de chimie (2011)

L'année 2011 était marquée par deux événements majeurs pour la communauté des chimistes de l'UPMC : la commémoration du centenaire du prix Nobel de Chimie de Marie Curie d'une part et les manifestations réalisées dans le cadre de l'Année Internationale de la Chimie (AIC) d'autre part.

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Ces activités font partie de  notre programme, déposé en juillet 2010 auprès du comité national AIC2011 et qui a obtenu le label officiel sous le No 117.

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Crystallography in Art and Cultural Heritage

Alicja Rafalska-Lasocha
Faculté de Chimie,  Université Jagiellonienne de Krakovie, Pologne

16 Juin 2015

16 h 45 - 18 h ( thé à 16 h 30)

Amphithéâtre 55 B, campus Jussieu

 

Résumé : – Crystals can be found almost everywhere in nature. Minerals, snowflakes and grains of salt are among the most popular examples. Since antiquity, people have been intrigued by the beauty of crystals, their symmetrical shape and the variety of their colours. Crystals themselves and their various shapes have been, and still are, an inspiration for artists, architects and other people who perform creative activities.

For ages, crystals were the objects of desire and admiration; in the beginning of the 20th century, however, scientists realised that X-rays could be used to ‘see’ the structure of matter. This realisation marks the dawn of modern crystallography.

In my talk, I will try to show the charm and beauty of crystals and talk about crystallography and symmetry in art and about the crystallographic analysis of artwork and ancient materials. I will also talk about the International Year of Crystallography, which was organised jointly by the (IUCr) and UNESCO in 2014.


Note biographique : I am a senior scientist at the 650-year-old Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland), the university at which Marie Curie wanted to obtain a position after her studies in Paris. In those times, however, women were not allowed to study or work in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, so she went back to Paris.

My research interests include scientific analysis of objects of cultural heritage and the history of science. In 2008 I was among the crystallographers who created the commission « Crystallography in Art and Cultural Heritage », one of the working groups of the International Union of Crystallography IUCr.