The aim of the workshop is to bring together young researchers of the Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy (MRFM), NV-center and Electron Spin Resonance-Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (ESR-STM) communities. It is set up in anticipation of the 7th nano-MRI conference that will take place at the Weizmann Institute of Science in March 2022, but that was unfortunately cancelled in 2020 and 2021.
The pandemic has particularly affected the career of young researchers leaving them few to no opportunities to extend their network and present their work. The workshop is thus primarily meant as a podium for young researchers to present their results, share their ideas and connect with their peers. It is organized around activities to stimulate interactions and to gain insight into the common challenges that the three communities face but also to learn about the specific strengths of each field. We hope that it can help researchers define their research vision by learning from and with each other.
Each technique will be presented by a PI of each community in videos available one week before the start of the workshop with a live Q&A session at the beginning of the workshop. Podium discussion sessions between experts in the fields with input from the audience will then be held online to compare the different approaches toward precise challenges of nano-MRI: spin manipulation, dissipative phenomena, position of the sensor, technical difficulties. Smaller discussion groups will target more specific aspects of nano-MRI, allowing for an active exchange of knowledge between all participants.
Participants have the opportunity to present their work during talks of 12-15 minutes. We strongly encourage participants to present on-going work, data analysis techniques, open challenges that they face or negative results useful for their peers since it would stimulate discussion. Each presenter will have the opportunity to discuss the topic of their talk in depth with another participant assigned by the organizers, their “discussant”. Discussants will be selected preferentially among participants who don't give talks.
Considering different time zones, we will have three “central hours” with all participants on each workshop day. In addition, everybody is expected to watch / read available content in their own time. We encourage scheduling extra discussions with participants from similar time zones.
The registration is open until June 6th. The number of participants is limited, if the number of applicants exceeds it, we will select participants to ensure a fair representation of each technique and research group.
We look forward to a week of interactive exchange and discussion.
The organizing committee,
and senior advisory board,
John Marohn, Cornell University, USA
Patrick Maletinsky, University of Basel, Switzerland
Andreas Heinrich, Ewha Womans University, South Korea