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Short-Course on Symmetry and Crystallography, June 2011

### Organisation

- Time: Monday 2:00-3:30pm and Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm
- Dates: June 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
- Room: 2233 GG Brown

**If you have an example from your work
(cluster/crystal/pattern/arrangement/etc.) that has an interesting
structure/symmetry/order and that you want to be analyzed in the
discussion sections (we can do so together), then please let me
know.**

### Lecture notes

### Readings/Books

The understanding of symmetry is not possible without at least some
mathematics, in particular group theory. I do not assume that you have
deep prior mathematical knowledge, but due to a (partial) focus on
examples and applications, the time on theory will be limited. As a
preparation of each session it will therefore be required that you
make yourself comfortable with background information.
- Week 1: Sands, Chapter 2
- Week 2: Sands, Chapter 1&3
- Week 3: Sands, Chapter 4&7
- Week 4: Sands, Chapter 5

Here is the literature used for preparing the short-course. The
books are available at my desk in GGB 3440.
**Sands: Introduction to crystallography (Dover Classics)**
- Massa: Crystal structure determination (Springer)
- Weyl: Symmetry (Princeton, a classic and bedtime read)
- Alperin&Bell: Groups and representations (Springer, a mathematics textbook)

### Links/Online Resources

**Dr. Michael Engel**

Email: engelmm@umich.edu