Smarter 4

Bringing together specialists from spectroscopy, diffraction, and computation to develop SMARTER crystallography.

Durham University, UK
1-4 September 2014

University of Bayreuth, Germany
4-8 September 2015



The conference

SMARTER4 is the latest in a series of meetings on resolving structural questions by the combined use of NMR, diffraction and computation. The format of and scale of meeting is designed to encourage cross-fertilisation across subject boundaries, with keynote speakers chosen to reflect the diversity of approaches required to solve complex structural problems, such as obtaining crystal structures from powdered samples or understanding disordered systems.

Keynote Speakers

  • Brad Chmelka (UCSB)
  • Lyndon Emsley (ENS Lyon)
  • John Evans (Durham)
  • Andrew Goodwin (Univ. Oxford)
  • Robert Hanson (St. Olaf College)
  • Ute Kolb (Univ. Mainz)
  • Sarah Price (UCL)
  • Francis Taulelle (Univ. Versailles)
  • Alexandre Tkatchenko (FHI Berlin)


The conference opens at 0900 on 1st September and closes at 1230 on 4th September

A full list of speakers and talks is available (pdf).


The Full Delegate Package is available at a price of GBP £270

The Student Delegate Package is available at a reduced price of GBP £160

Both include refreshments and lunch Monday to Wednesday, and refreshments on Thursday.

NOTE: Late registration requests received after 1st July are conditional on capacity limits.


Accommodation in Collingwood College (40 GBP per night) can be booked when registering for the conference. Information on booking your own accommodation and tourism in Durham and its wider surroundings can be found through the This is Durham website.

Getting to Durham

You can travel to Durham by road, railway and airplane. Read Durham University's guide on how to travel to Durham.

The conference will be held at the Calman Learning Centre, within walking distance of Collingwood College. If travelling from the station we recommend catching a taxi to Collingwood College.

Organising committee