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Largest US conference of the year on crystallography

65th Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association Convenes in Philadelphia this Month, from July 25-29, 2015

American Institute of Physics

WASHINGTON D.C., July 10, 2015 -- The largest crystallography conference in the United States will take place from July 25 - 29 when the American Crystallographic Association (ACA) convenes its 65th annual meeting in Philadelphia. The ACA is the largest professional society for crystallography in the United States.

Reporters are invited to attend this interdisciplinary meeting for free. To request press registration or to obtain story tips or further information, please contact Jason Socrates Bardi at 240-535-4954 or

Crystallography is a field that lies at the crossroads of biology, chemistry, physics and materials science. Researchers from areas as far flung as genomics, geology, medicine and manufacturing use it to uncover the exact arrangements of atoms within molecules and bulk materials -- information of keen interest to modern science because it helps to define the real-life chemical and physical properties of materials.

The structures uncovered by crystallography are also of profound importance to humanity because they are routinely used to guide the creation of new lifesaving drugs, improve manufacturing processes and make new materials that impact our economy and our world.

More than 700 professionals and students from more than 20 countries and from diverse areas across industry and academia are expected to attend this meeting.



All scientific sessions, workshops, poster sessions, and events will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. To obtain more information, please contact Jason Socrates Bardi at: 240-535-4954 or


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The American Crystallographic Association (ACA) was founded in 1949 through a merger of the American Society for X-Ray and Electron Diffraction (ASXRED) and the Crystallographic Society of America (CSA). The objective of the ACA is to promote interactions among scientists who study the structure of matter at atomic (or near atomic) resolution. These interactions will advance experimental and computational aspects of crystallography and diffraction. They will also promote the study of the arrangements of atoms and molecules in matter and the nature of the forces that both control and result from them. See:

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