• CSD Heroes: Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin

    In the year that the CSD hit one million structures we are highlighting some of the most prolific contributors to the database. Our 5th CSD Hero in this series is Alexandra Martha Zoya Slawin who is currently 6th in our annual CSD author statistics. We wanted to thank Slawin for her contribution by doing what we do best – searching the CSD! 

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  • CSD Heroes: Frank Fronczek

    Our fourth CSD Hero is Frank Fronczek, currently 7th in our annual CSD author statistics

    Frank Fronczek is Director of the X-ray Facility at Louisiana State University and a Fellow of the American Crystallographic Association.  He was a postdoc at the University of California at Berkeley after receiving his PhD at Caltech, with Dick Marsh (trained by Linus Pauling) and Bill Schaefer.(1) 

    We would like to thank Frank by highlighting some of his key contributions to the CSD.

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  • CSD Heroes: Judith Howard

    Our 3rd CSD Hero is Judith Howard who is currently 8th in our annual CSD author statistics.  To thank Judith for her contributions we are taking a look at some of her CSD highlights. 

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  • CSD Heroes: H.-K.Fun

    Our second CSD Hero is H.‑K.Fun, currently 9th in our annual CSD author statistics! We would like to thank Fun for his contribution by highlighting some key facts drawn from data in the CSD! 

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  • CSD Heroes: A huge thank you to Seik Weng Ng

    In the year that the CSD hit one million structures we wanted to highlight and thank some of the most prolific contributors to the database. The first person in this series we would like to recognise is Seik Weng Ng.  He is currently 10th in our annual CSD author statistics and so we wanted to thank him for his contribution by doing what we do best – exploring the CSD! 

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  • Fun with Crystals at the Cambridge Science Festival

    This year the CCDC decided to participate in the Cambridge Science Festival. The Cambridge Science Festival is two weeks of organised science outreach events available to the general public.  This year marks the 25th anniversary of the festival; that’s 25 years of providing the public with the opportunity to explore and discuss science as well as inspiring young people to consider a career in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering or maths).  The programme included debates, talks, exhibitions, workshops, interactive activities, films, comedy and performance, all held in lecture theatres, museums, cafes and galleries around Cambridge.[1]

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  • Celebrating IYPT2019

    2019 has been proclaimed the “International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (#IYPT2019) by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the existence of the Periodic Table.  The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) has partnered with the British Crystallographic Association (BCA) to create the “IYPT in crystals” project (#iyptcrystals).  You can find out more about this project here

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