Imaging, Diffraction and Crystallography -

where John Spence’s Legacy Leads Us

Arizona State University, Tempe

March 8-10, 2022

Organized by Department of Physics 

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John Spence had a remarkable scientific impact over an illustrious career spanning nearly 50 years before passing away in June, 2021. His friends and colleagues are honoring his legacy with an international symposium based around the topics of imaging, diffraction and crystallography. A key objective is to project his achievements into the future by discussing current state-of-the art as well as exploring future directions and opportunities in related fields. Contributed talks and posters are welcome. We are especially interested in providing a forum for the  next generation of researchers in these areas.

Invited Speakers

Anton Barty (DESY)

Henry Chapman (DESY) 

Rafal Dunin-Borkowski (Jülich)

Jeffrey Donatelli (Berkeley)

Joanne Etheridge (Monash)

Joachim Frank (Columbia)

Max Haider (Heidelberg) 

Janos Hajdu (Uppsala)

Colin Humphreys (Cambridge)

Sumio Iijima (Nagoya) 

Angus Kirkland (Oxford)

Laurence Marks (Northwestern) 

Ondrej Krivanek (Kirkland)

Christoph Koch (Berlin) 

David Muller (Cornell)

Peter Nellist (Oxford)

Richard Neutze (Gothenburg)

Colin Ophus (Berkeley)

Abbas Ourmazd (Milwaukee)

George Phillips (Rice) 

Lois Pollack (Cornell) 

Marius Schmidt (Madison) 

Ilme Schlichting (Heidelberg)

David Shapiro (Berkeley) 

Sandra van Aert (Antwerpen) 

Paul Voyles (Madison) 

Nadia Zatsepin (Latrobe) 

Jian-Min Zuo (Urbana-Champaign)

Symposium Organizers 

David J. Smith (Arizona State University)

Petra Fromme (Arizona State University)

Bill Graves (Arizona State University)

Eaton Lattman (University of Buffalo

Stuart Lindsay (Arizona State University)

Registration Fees

Registration fee: $200. Deadline: 4 March, 2022

Early registration fee: $150. Deadline: 31 January, 2022

Student/ postdocs: $100. Deadline: 4 March, 2022

Registration will include conference materials, refreshments and  Symposium Dinner

Registration fees are non-refundable after 28 February, 2022. Please pay using link below 


Abstract Format & Submission

Abstract submission: Open: 22 November, 2021; Deadline: 15 February, 2022

Abstracts should include i) Title; ii) List of authors and affiliations, and iii) body of abstract. Please use Times Roman font, 12 point, and margins of 1” on all sides. Choice of talk or poster should be indicated.

Please submit using link below.

Abstract Submission


The journal Ultramicroscopy will publish a Special Issue containing invited and contributed papers from the meeting. Instructions for article submission and information about paper format can be found at the Elsevier / Ultramicroscopy web site. When submitting papers, select VSI: John Spence Legacy as the article type. The due date for manuscript submission is 15 March, 2022.


Participants are responsible for their own lodging arrangements. Because March is a very popular month for visiting the Phoenix area, it is advisable to make early reservations.


If you have questions, please contact the Department of Physics via email or 480-965-3561