last update September 25, 2008, at 07:39 PM
by Andrea Locatelli

In memoriam of Hans-Joachim Ernst

It is with much regret we sadly announce the sudden death of our colleague on the LEEM-PEEM international advisory board, Hans-Joachim Ernst, who organized the second LEEM-PEEM workshop in Paris in 2000. He started his scientific career in the late 80ties with He atoms beam scattering (HAS) from single crystal surfaces. For his early work he received 1990 the prestigious Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. His scientific interest in the structure, growth and stability of metal single crystal surfaces led him to extend his techniques from HAS to EELS and STM and finally to LEEM and PEEM. His debut in LEEM was a method for the study of the Ehrlich-Schwoebel barrier (Surf. Sci. 480, 97, 2001) and his last contribution to our field a study of the influence of high power laser irradiation on the structure of the Cu(100) surface (Phys. Rev. B 75 085430, 2007). The LEEM-PEEM6 organisers and the international advisory board give the deepest sympathy to his family and to those who were close to him.

International advisory board

Michael Altman, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Ernst Bauer, Arizona State University

Hans-Joachim Ernst, CEA, Saclay

Gary Kellogg, Sandia National Laboratories

Takanori Koshikawa Osaka, Electro-Communication Univ.

Bene Poelsema, University of Twente

Rudolph Tromp, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Local organisers

Andrea Locatelli (chair)

Maya Kiskinova (vice-chair)

T. Onur Mentes (on-site organisation)

Miguel Angel Niņo (on-site organisation)

Ilde Weffort (secretariat)

Marco Peloi (communication)

Elettra IT group (web design, WLAN @ congress hall, connection to GARR)

External co-organisers

Lucia Aballe, CELLS - ALBA Synchrotron, Barcelona, SPAIN.

Rachid Belkhou, Soleil Synchrotron, Paris, FRANCE.

Anastassia Pavlovska, Arizona State University, USA.

Official photographer

The organisers are proud of the great work that Assia did. Very soon the photos will be published on this website!

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