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The importance of crystallography in our daily lives

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 2014 to be the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014).
PANalytical attended the IYCr2014 opening ceremony on 20th - 21st January 2014, at the UNESCO building in Paris, France, with a lecture on 'The importance of crystallography in our daily lives' held by Martijn Fransen, product marketing manager X-ray diffraction. In this presentation, Martijn Fransen explains how crystallography is essential for products in our daily lives, such as food, water, cell phones, airplanes and pharmaceuticals.
The company's ongoing support of IYCr2014 includes the organization of a number of educational Open Lab events worldwide - consisting of schools and workshops on crystallography, aiming to raise awareness and understanding of this powerful science, responsible for 29 Nobel Prizes.

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