Exhibition "Journey into the Crystal" at the Sagrada Familia Library

The exhibition will take visitors on a journey of discovery of matter − but also on a journey through time to the beginnings of crystallography. It will be open until February 2, at the Sagrada Familia Library.

Through this "Journey into the Crystal", the public will discover why crystals intrigue people so much, why they are so useful to science and why they play such an important role in our daily lives. The numerous applications of crystallography not only affect our lives but also help us to understand the world in which we live. Here are just some examples of applications which owe their existence to crystallography: your car headlights, your Ipad, your medication, our knowledge of the centre of the Earth….

The knowledge and research on crystals is one of the most important and most promising scientific activity for the advancement of humanity in many fields. Proof of this preponderance are the 28 Nobel prizes awarded to scientists dedicated to the advancement of crystallography.

"Journey into the Crystal" is an adaptation of the original exhibition Voyage dans le cristall first hosted by UNESCO in Paris, as an event within the Opening Ceremony of the International Year of Crystallography. The exhibition has been organized and sponsored by the University of Barcelona (UB). It is headed by Miguel Ángel Cuevas-Diarte (UB) and Evelyn Moreno-Calvo (CSIC). Scientific content: Raul Benages from the Institute for Energy Research (IREC), and Laura Bayes, Raquel Cordobilla, Mercedes Aguilar and Teresa Calvet from the UB.

Further information: Biblioteca Sagrada Família

 

Publication date: Thursday, 08 January 2015
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