New Course X-ray Crystallography PHY 493/593 - Section 9 Spring 2016 Instructor: Jacqueline Vitali Tu & Th 6:00 – 7:50 pm Office: SI-122 E-mail: [email protected] X-ray Crystallography is a fascinating science that studies the atomic structure of matter using X-ray diffraction. It has applications in many areas such as Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Materials Sciences, Physics, Archaeology and Geology. Among others, it has helped to reveal some of the mysteries of the structure of life with great ramifications for health care. MC Escher: Flying Fish This is a an introductory one-semester course and teaches students the fundamentals of this science. Topics that will be covered include crystal geometry and symmetry, X-ray Diffraction, Fourier syntheses, Phase problem and Methods for Structure Determination. For undergraduate students, this course can be used toward a Physics Minor degree.