Short-Course on Symmetry and Crystallography, June 2011


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


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. Here is the literature used for preparing the short-course. The books are available at my desk in GGB 3440.

Links/Online Resources

Dr. Michael Engel