Short-Course on Symmetry and Crystallography, June 2011

Organisation

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. 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
Email: engelmm@umich.edu