Opening Ceremony

© UNESCO/N. Hougenade, Alain Fuchs, President of French CNRS, Nicole Moreau, former President of IUPAC, John Dudley, President of European Physical Society, Walter Maresch, President of International Mineralogical Association and Claude Lecomte, Vice-President of IUCr (holding the microphone),

The Year was launched at UNESCO in Paris on 20−21 January, with representatives of governments, academia and the private sector attending from across the world. The programme of the Opening Ceremony focused largely on the role crystallography plays in development.

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