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SQUAD 2019 – Advanced School on Quantum Detectors

FBK and the University of Trento are organizing a school for PhD students and young researchers on Quantum detectors. Among the speakers, there will be many experts in single-photon imaging.

SQUAD 2019, the Advanced School on Quantum Detectors, is to be held in Fondazione Bruno Kessler at its Science and Technology Hub in Povo, on the suburban hills of Trento, Italy, on September 18-20, 2019.

The preliminary program is quite impressive:
  • Single photons in quantum mechanics: more than clicks on detectors
    Prof. André Stefanov, University of Bern (Switzerland)
  • Waveguide integrated superconducting single photon detectors
    Prof. Wolfram Pernice, University of Münster (Germany)
  • Fundamentals of single-photon avalanche diodes
    Prof. Angelo Gulinatti, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Silicon photo-multipliers
    Dr. Fabio Acerbi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
  • CMOS SPADs for single photon imaging [title TBC]
    Dr. Sara Pellegrini, ST Microlectronics (United Kingdom)
  • Vacuum photodetectors [title TBC]
    Dr. Serge Duarte Pinto, Photonis (The Netherlands)
  • Quantum imaging using Timepix3-based optical cameras [title TBC]
    Dr. Andrei Nomerotski, Brookhaven National Laboratory (U.S.A.)
  • Cryo-CMOS for quantum applications
    Prof. Edoardo Charbon, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Imaging technologies for quantum applications
    Dr. Colin Coates, Andor (United Kingdom)
  • Past and future uses of single-photon detectors [title TBC]
    Dr. Gianluca Boso, ID Quantique SA (Switzerland)
  • Can science benefit from advances in consumer electronics? [title TBC]
    Dr. Robert Kappel, ams (Switzerland)
  • Applications in computational and quantum imaging using SPAD/emCCD sensors
    Prof. Daniele Faccio, University of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
  • Validation of échelle-based quantum-classical discriminator with novelty SPAD array sensor
    Dr. Dmitri Boiko, CSEM (Switzerland)

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Sometimes thrilling, sometimes dangerous, some of the greatest moments happen at night. In “Like the Night,” award-winning director Barney Cokeliss brings all that after dusk has to offer to life for legendary camera brand Leica.

Cinematic and dappled in darkness, the filmic spot serves to demonstrate the moving-image capabilities of the Leica SL and was launched with a special screening at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum on October 16th.

Shot in locations as varied as Soweto, New York, Berlin, Bucharest, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Paris, “Like the Night” follows several photographers as they wander through nocturnal environments looking for a moment to capture. Set to a glitchy rendering of Byron’s poem “She Walks in Beauty,” the piece paints a cinematic scene that ranges from sultry to sinister, disorienting to arresting.

“For me, the night has always been a time of photographic fascination and atmospheric mystery. I didn’t want to tell a straight narrative story, but instead make something enigmatic, with lots of implicit storylines,” says Cokeliss. “I hope there’s an oscillation there that keeps people intrigued.”

Cokeliss says “She Walks in Beauty” was the first poem that came to mind when contemplating the tone for the piece.

“I reinterpreted it to mean a woman walking in the beauty of the night and with ‘beauty’ interpreted in a broad way,” he says. “There can be a certain beauty, after all, in nocturnal images of loneliness, or mystery, as well of course as more classically beautiful imagery in low-light. Walking in the street, finding beauty in what you come across is an essentially Leica activity. A Leica is the camera you’d take if, like, say, Cartier-Bresson, you’re looking for your inspiration out in the world and finding unobtrusively ways to capture what happens in front of you.”

The project itself came from a shared desire between Cokeliss and Leica UK to collaborate on a film.

“Leica has always been a story-telling brand, says Jason Heward, managing director of Leica UK. “We are known for the still images that have captured special moments in the last century and with our SL System we have the capability to tell our story through cinema-quality film. When Barney showed me his previous films, I could instantly see the creative fit. He immediately understood the narrative of the Leica brand and how to translate this to the big screen. Working with Barney has been an absolute pleasure: his creativity, vision and passion are all visible in ‘Like the Night’.”

“Being able to shoot at night and in the street are hallmarks of Leica’s small cameras and fast lenses,” adds Cokeliss. “Much of the film was shot on the famous Noctilux, which has an unheard-of maximum aperture of f0.95, so a film which journeyed through the night seemed right.”


Credits:
Title: Like the Night
Client: Leica UK
Managing Director: Jason Heward

Director + Writer: Barney Cokeliss
Production Company: Paddington Pictures
Director of Photography: Barney Cokeliss, Philippe Kress
Music: Anné Kulonen
Editor: Ben Corfield, Stitch Editing
Sound Design and Mix: Ben Leeves, Jungle Studios
Colour: Simone Grattarola and Myles Bevan, Time Based Arts
VFX: Duncan Malcolm, Glassworks
Production Service Companies: Bubbles Films (Berlin), Icon Films (Romania), Them Media (US), Kojak Films (South Africa)


About Leica Camera
Leica stands for craftsmanship, design and experience. With over 100 years of history, the brand represents a beautiful combination of art and engineering with the future of form and functionality. Based in Wetzlar, the original birthplace of Leica, the German company is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. Leica’s legendary status is founded on its long tradition of excellence and supreme quality found in their cameras and lenses. Leica are committed to supporting the creation and preservation of iconic photography, past, present and future and the artists behind them.


About Barney Cokeliss

Barney Cokeliss is a multi-award-winning director and an accomplished photographer, whose films have been selected for festivals including Sundance, and Venice. His latest short, ‘Night Dancing’ has just won its tenth international festival award after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival and being selected to screen at NYC’s Lincoln Center.

In the realm of advertising, Barney has directed spots for clients including Lexus, Peugeot, Credit Suisse, and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Prints of several of his images shot on the Leica SL will be on display at Leica Store Mayfair, 64-66 Duke Street, London, W1K 6JD.

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