As part of the International Year of Crystallography, the prestigious international science journal Nature has produced a special Nature Milestones in Crystallography supplement with a series of short articles, called Milestones, that present key developments in the field.

On behalf of the Australian Synchrotron and the Bragg Institute, ANSTO is one of the sponsors of this volume, which is available online.

For the next six months, a limited number of free copies of the whole volume are available on request.

The Australian Synchrotron is an essential facility for crystallographers in Australia who are investigating important proteins that could lead to new drug discoveries and medical treatments, or studying materials that could revolutionise energy production technologies such as hydrogen fuel vehicles and lithium batteries for mobile applications.