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2-5 JULY 2019

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Staudtstraße 2, 91058
Erlangen (Germany)

This conference is organized jointly by the partners of the projects
Quantum Sorter – A new Measurement Paradigm in Electron Microscopy (H2020-FETOPEN) with the support of Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen


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Recent developments in the spatial and temporal shaping of electron beams are on the verge of technological commercialisation, where they would provide routes towards image-resolution enhancement and novel microscopy techniques. Most of these methods, such as passive and dynamic wavepacket modulation, as well as structured light-matter interaction, are inspired by their optical counterpart and have now been explored in transmission electron microscopy. However, other schemes exist, inspired by quantum optics, such as so-called “interaction-free” methods, optimal quantum state tomography, and computational ghost imaging, which may be implemented in electron microscopy. All these new methods hold the promise of improving the imaging of dose-sensitive specimens.

The Q-SORT International Conference on Quantum Imaging and Electron Beam Shaping aims to gather experts from the fields of electron and laser beam shaping, free-space electron optics, and related sub-fields of quantum mechanics. Participants will present and share their latest discoveries and innovations. This meeting will be one of the first of its kind: it is thus uniquely positioned, since luminaries and pioneers from all the above research fields will be present. They will have the possibility to closely interact and exchange ideas for new, interdisciplinary collaborations.

The event will be constituted of selected top-level proposals. Demo and poster sessions will also be organized.

The conference will be free of charge, but places are limited. Coffee breaks and lunches will be provided.

Submissions are open through April 25 , 2019  May 06, 2019.


Extended abstracts should be submitted online here.

Templates are available here:
⤓ docx Kit
⤓ LaTeX Kit

Important Dates:

Deadlines: Midnight CEST (Central European Standard Time):
* Submission of 1-3 page extended abstracts: 25 April 2019  06 May 2019
* Response to authors: 06 May 2019 14 May 2019
* Camera ready versions: 24 May 2019


Ady Arie, Tel Aviv University (Israel).
Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)
Peter Hommelhoff, Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg, (Germany)
Ebrahim Karimi, University of Ottawa (Germany)
Gerd Leuchs, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Germany)
Vincenzo Grillo, CNR- NANO (Italy)

Q-SORT 2019 International Conference