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Session Overview
MS-78: Science meets art: X-ray spectrometry and X-ray diffraction in art and archaeology
Friday, 20/Aug/2021:
10:20am - 12:45pm

Session Chair: Gilberto Artioli
Session Chair: Sebastian Bette
Location: Club H

100 1st floor

 Invited: Katrien Keune (Netherlands), Christoph Berthold (Germany)

Session Abstract

The observation of symmetries is common in nature as in the scientific and artistic world. These are found in physics in multiple contexts, in mechanics (Kepler’s laws) in biology, geology and crystallography as well as in architectural and artistic human constructions. Originally the word symmetry is derived from the Latin ‘symmetria’, in turn derived from the Greek summetria ‘just measure, proportion’. It includes the meaning ‘regularity and harmony in the parts of an object’ when speaking of a work of art. For many years, the concept of symmetry was reduced to bilateral symmetry but later evolved to include the symmetry that maintains an invariant centre (point group symmetry), as well as the spatial symmetries that repeat a building motif in two- and three-dimensional space by translation (plane and space group symmetries, respectively). The study of symmetry has been an important part of the human endeavor in its perennial search for higher levels of appreciation and understanding of the physical world around us. In recent times, particularly among mathematicians, solid state scientists and artists, it has also inspired a myriad of attempts to interpret and recreate cultural manifestations based on mathematical concepts. The aim of this transdisciplinary microsymposium, which coincidently takes place in the city where Johannes Kepler wrote his Strena Seu de Nive Sexangula, is to provide a forum for the different perspectives interconnecting science and cultural heritage centered around Mathematics and Crystallography.

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10:20am - 10:25am

Introduction to session

Gilberto Artioli, Sebastian Bette

10:25am - 10:55am

Operation Night Watch: macro- and microscale X-ray imaging studies on the Rembrandts’ masterpiece The Night Watch in the Rijksmuseum.

Katrien Keune1, Victor Gonzalez1, Annelies Loon1, Frederique Broers1, Nouchka Keyser de1, Petria Noble1, Frederik VanMeert2, Steven DeMeyer2, Koen Janssens2

1Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, The; 2AXES Research Group, NANOLab Centre of Excellence, University of Antwerp, Belgium,

10:55am - 11:25am

X-ray Microdiffraction of Cultural Heritage: Potentials und Limitations

Christoph Berthold

University of Tuebingen, CCA-BW, Tübingen, Germany

11:25am - 11:45am

XRPD as a tool for the study of pigment-binder interactions: from metal formates to long-chain carboxylates

Silvie Švarcová1, Eva Kočí1, Petr Bezdička1, Silvia Garrappa1, Jiří Plocek1, Ruslan Barranikov1, Libor Kobera2

1Institute of Inorganic chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Husinec-Řež 1001, 250 68 Husinec-Řež, Czech Republic; 2Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Heyrovského nám. 2, 162 06, Praha 6, Czech Republic

11:45am - 12:05pm

Effects of soft tissue on the crystallographic changes to bone mineral upon heating

Hannah Louise Cross, Charlene Elizabeth Greenwood

Keele University, Liverpool, United Kingdom

12:05pm - 12:25pm

A multidisciplinary study unveils the nature of a Roman ink of the I century AD

Chiaramaria Stani1, Lara Gigli2, Simone Pollastri2, Mirta Sibilia3, Alessandro Migliori3, Francesco D’Amico2, Chiara Schmid4, Sabina Licen5, Matteo Crosera5, Gianpiero Adami5, Pierluigi Barbieri5, Jasper R. Plaisier2, Giuliana Aquilanti2, Lisa Vaccari2, Stefano Buson6, Federica Gonzato6

1CERIC-ERIC, Basovizza, Trieste, Italy; 2Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A, Basovizza, Trieste, Italy; 3Nuclear Science and Instrumentation Laboratory, Physics section, IAEA, Seibersdorf, Austria; 4Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy; 5Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy; 6Museo Nazionale Atestino, Este, Padova, Italy

12:25pm - 12:45pm

A new tool for ancient artefact conservation studies: Electron Diffraction Tomography to study blue corrosion product in Chinese Bronze sample

Partha Pratim Das1, Enrico Mugnaioli2, Quanyu Wang3, Stavros Nicolopoulos1, Mauro Gemmi2

1NanoMEGAS SPRL, Rue Émile Claus 49 bte 9, 1050, Brussels, Belgium; 2Center for Nanotechnology Innovation@NEST, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Piazza San Silvestro 12, 56127, Pisa, Italy; 3Institute of Cultural Heritage, Shandong University, 72 Jimo Binhailu, Qingdao 266237, China

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