Live Event on Modern Crystals Research

A live event on Crystallography where reporters can ask their questions to leading experts in the field. Also a Nobel laureate to comment and give perspective.

WHAT: Experts attending the 23rd International Union of Crystallography sit down with a Nobel laureate to discuss the latest in their field such as applications in pharmaceuticals and drug delivery, geology, nanomaterials, and even possibly the origins of life on Earth.

WHEN: August 7th, 2014; 11:00 AM ET

WHERE: From any smart phone, computer, tablet with an internet connection


  • Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman, Materials Science and Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel and MSE, ISU, Ames, Iowa USA
  • Alessia Bacchi, a Professor at the University of Parma**
  • Tomislav Friščić, an Assistant Professor at McGill University**
  • Juan Manuel García-Ruiz, a Professor at the Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, CSIC-Universidad de Granada**

** Separate, embargoed press releases are available on the work of professors Bacchi, García-Ruiz and Friščić. These releases can be obtained by logging on to the embargoed area of or or by contacting Jason Socrates Bardi cell: 240-535-4954; email: [email protected]

The live event provides reporters with the unique opportunity to interact with experts in a virtual face-to-face format. The Newswise Live welcome room for the event will open at 10:00 AM ET August 7th, 2014. You are invited to drop in, get comfortable, address any technical issues you might encounter, then go about your work until the event begins at 11:00 AM ET. If this is your first time participating in a Newswise Live event, we urge you join the welcome room early. A limited number of journalists will have access to the room; those who arrive first are guaranteed entry.

Here is the link to attend the event click here. Before you can join you will have to download the Newswise Live software! Make sure to download the software before the event. If you run into problems downloading the software please email [email protected]

For more information on the upcoming event check these embargoed releases:Solid-State ChemistryCo-Crystals Successfully Turn Liquids into SolidsMind-Blowing Giant Crystals -- What Can They Teach Us?

Contact: Roger Johnson 434-296-9417 [email protected]