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# Crystals and Mathematics

## General background material

Crystals and Mathematics

Humans have been fascinated by crystals for a long time. Its regular geometry, its special symmetry, but also its diversity in colours surprise and please us. In this article, an overview of the connection between crystals and mathematics is given. It is a contribution to the International Year of Crystallography 2014.

## Mathematical subjects

Geometry and Topology

## Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science

Physics

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## More general background material

## Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory

Analysis

Didactics and Education

Discrete Mathematics and Foundations

Geometry and Topology

Numerics and Scientific Computing

Probability Theory and Statistics

## Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science

Computer Science

Engineering and Technology

Finance

Humanities and Social Sciences

Life Science

Physics

Reflections on Mathematics