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IUCr 1993 16th General Assembly - Commission on International Tables. Report by Chairman and review of activities

The President reported that the Chairman of the Commission, A. J. C. Wilson, had decided that he wished to retire as Chairman and was not present in Beijing. The President further noted that there was probably no period since the creation of the IUCr when Professor Wilson had not been involved with some aspect of the IUCr's activities. The General Assembly warmly thanked Professor Wilson for his significant contribution to the IUCr.

The President announced that Th. Hahn had been appointed as the new Chairman of the Commission.

The report of the Commission on International Tables had been distributed to the National Committees and the Commissions in June 1993 and is reprinted in Annex I, Appendix D.

TH. HAHN summarized the report and mentioned some future plans. Discussions were under way concerning the possibility of putting the three-dimensional space-group diagrams into computer graphics to give a three-dimensional representation. This study might extend to cover colour groups and even four-dimensional groups.

The report was accepted by the General Assembly.

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