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The training course on symmetry and group theory has been closed. We would like to express our appreciations and respects to the lecturer, Prof. Massimo Nespolo.

Local Organizing Committee

Aim and Target

Training course on symmetry and group theory is lectured in Japanese and has reached its 8th edition. This year we offer for the first time an English version of the training course, for the benefit of foreign students and scientists working in Japan.

This course aims at providing a solid background in symmetry and group theory to students and scientists working on crystalline materials.

The course spans five full days. Exercises proposed during the whole course are integral part of the course: participants are requested to actively take part in solving the proposed exercises. Evening sessions are proposed for discussion, practicals, solution to the exercises, questions & answers. Didactic material is distributed before and during the lectures and also made available in electronic form.

Prerequisite: Participants are expected to be familiar with basic matrix algebra (product of matrices, calculation of determinant and trace).


Venue and Schedule   


High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)
(Oho 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0801,Japan)
Kaigishitsu #1 in the Kenkyu Honkan Buld.

Kenkyu Honkan Bldg. Kaigishitsu #1


Jul. 22(Mon) - 26(Fri), 2019


Participation to the training course is free of charge, but no support for any daily expenses such as a travel fee, accommodation fee and meals, is provided.

*Participants can use the KEK Dormitory during the course, provided they apply in advance through the accommodation form. Single room is available either with bathroom (2000 yen per night) or without bathroom (1,500 yen per night)

Opening of registration, Deadline and Regulations           

Registration will start on  10 a.m., Jun. 4, 2019

Deadline for registration : 3 p.m., July. 12, 2019 <-Extended

The English course has been fixed to be held having more than 6 applicants (Jun. 12).


Prof. Massimo Nespolo, Université de Lorraine, France (on behalf of MaThCryst)


Local Organizing Committee in Tsukuba

Prof. Takashi Kamiyama, KEK (Chair)
Prof. Noriyuki Igarashi, KEK
Dr. Maki Okube, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Ms. Yoshimi Takahashi, KEK(Secretary)
Email: tyoshimi*post.kek.jp (please replace * with @)

※This course is partly supported by RIGAKU Fund of CrSJ (The Crystallographic Society of Japan).