The Fourth International LEEM/PEEM Conference was held at the University of Twente
in the Netherlands with approximately 60 participants. The
conference focused on magnetic investigations (especially x-ray
magnetic circular dichroism, XMCD), ultrashort phenomena studied with
PEEM and new illumination sources, new techical developments in the
field such as aberration correction, and a number of LEEM/PEEM
For the conference outing a chartered bus drove
the scientists to the "Openluchtmuseum", an open
air museum that shows a collection of houses from
A lot of windmills and a beautiful collection of houses awaited the guests at the
museum. After a short coffee break and a guided tour through the
museum, there was plenty of time to walk around, explore the museum in
small groups, talk science, and take pictures.
After the museum closed, the bus took the group to the conference
dinner, at the restaurant "De Watermölle" in
the village of Haaksbergen.
"Watermölle" is the Dutch word for "water
mill" and accordingly, the restaurant was located on a river, next to a set of two old
water mills. First, a (few) typically Dutch drinks were served
outside, then a guided tour through the water mills was offered. The
water mills are still functional, and one could see and hear
all the wooden gearboxes and revolving millstones.
After a lovely dinner, the bus brought the group back to the campus
of the University and to the conference site.
Traditionally, during the LEEM conferences the participants vote on
the next conference location. This time, two proposals were
presented, one by Peter Sutter from the Brookhaven National
Laboratory on Long Island in the USA and the other one by Takanori
Koshikawa from the Osaka Electro-Communication University in Japan.
Since the last four conferences had been either in Europe or the USA,
and there is a growing LEEM/PEEM community in Asia it was an easy decision,
with an overwhelming vote, to have the next conference in Himeji,
Japan. This conference will be organized by Prof. Takanori Koshikawa (Osaka)
and Prof. M. Altman (Hong Kong).
Conference Photo Collections
Galleries of images that were taken during the conference are
published here with the express permission of the photographers.
However, if you are depicted in one of these images and wish to have
the image removed, please contact the
webmaster of this site. If you have taken images during the
conference and would like to publish them in a gallery, please also contact the
webmaster of this site.
Anastassia Pavlovska's Gallery
Frank Meyer zu Heringdorf's Gallery
Takanori Koshikawa's Gallery
Michael Horn-von Hoegen's Gallery