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Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Generation, Detection and Control of Spin Currents in Solid State Compounds


July 15-16, 2017


Les Diablerets Conference Center
Les Diablerets, Switzerland Site Information


Ludo J. Cornelissen & Davide D. Bossini

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this meeting was June 17, 2017. You may still submit an application, which may be considered by the conference chair if there is still room available.

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The participants of this affiliated meeting will discuss novel results concerning the manipulation of spins in a broad group of materials and by a wide variety of stimuli (electric currents, temperature gradients, laser pulses). The main topics of the meeting will include antiferromagnetic spintronics, spin caloritronics, magnon spintronics, ultrafast spin dynamics and spin pumping. The phenomena under study will be discussed considering experimental results and theoretical approaches.

The meeting will start off with a general introduction into one of its main topics by one of the experts in the field. Furthermore, some of the challenges and opportunities of pursuing an academic career, in comparison with an employment in the private sector, will be addressed during a mentorship session, given by a senior scientist.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 15, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Spin Dynamics in Nanostructures" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Session: Antiferromagnetic Spintronics
Discussion Leader: Davide Bossini (University of Tokyo, Japan)
3:15 pm - 3:55 pmTomas Jungwirth (Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic)
"Antiferromagnetic Spintronics"
3:55 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmSpintronics with Magnons, Phonons and Photons
Discussion Leader: Kumar Sourav Das (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
5:30 pm - 5:35 pmIntroduction by Discussion Leader
5:35 pm - 5:50 pmKiran Horabail Prabhakara (Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University, The Netherlands)
"Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of the Laser-Induced Magnetization Reversal in Y3Fe5O12"
5:50 pm - 5:55 pmDiscussion
5:55 pm - 6:10 pmAkashdeep Kamra (University of Konstanz, Germany)
"Non-Integer-Spin Bosonic Excitations in Untextured Magnets"
6:10 pm - 6:15 pmDiscussion
6:15 pm - 6:30 pmJing Liu (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
"Magnon Planar Hall Effect and Anisotropic Magnetoresistance in a Magnetic Insulator"
6:30 pm - 6:35 pmDiscussion
6:35 pm - 6:50 pmNicholas Rosa (Georgetown University, USA)
"Synthesis and Magneto-Optical Properties of Europium Sulfide-Europium Selenide Solid Solution Colloidal Nanocrystals"
6:50 pm - 6:55 pmDiscussion
6:55 pm - 7:10 pmDebanjan Polley (Stockholm University, Sweden)
"Terahertz Induced Demagnetization in CoPt Films and a Possible Way Towards Magnetization Reversal"
7:10 pm - 7:15 pmDiscussion
7:15 pm - 7:30 pmGeneral Discussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amSpin Torques, Spin Pumping and Spin-Orbit Interaction in Spintronics
Discussion Leader: Anna Pogrebna (Radboud University, The Netherlands)
9:00 am - 9:05 amIntroduction by Discussion Leader
9:05 am - 9:20 amKriti Gupta (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
"Temperature Dependent Spin-Transport Through a Py|Pt Interface: A First-Principles Study"
9:20 am - 9:25 amDiscussion
9:25 am - 9:40 amAisha Aqeel (University of Regensburg, Germany)
"Spin-Hall Magnetoresistance in Multidomain Helical Spiral Systems"
9:40 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 10:00 amDongwook Go (Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea)
"Geometric Phase Effects Originating from the Atomic Orbital Degree of Freedom in Condensed Matter"
10:00 am - 10:05 amDiscussion
10:05 am - 10:20 amLauren McKenzie-Sell (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
"Dynamic Coupling of Spin and Superconductivity at Yttrium Iron Garnet / Niobium Interfaces"
10:20 am - 10:25 amDiscussion
10:25 am - 10:40 amFabian Lux (Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany)
"Chiral and Topological Orbital Magnetism In Two-Dimensional Electronic Systems"
10:40 am - 10:45 amDiscussion
10:45 am - 11:00 amGeneral Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Research in Industry and Academia
Discussion Leader: Ludo Cornelissen (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
1:30 pm - 2:15 pmRolf Allenspach (IBM Research, Switzerland)
"Research in Industry and Academia"
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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