3-8 October 2010
Seminar Hotel Stoos
Europe/Zurich timezone

International workshop on Laser-induced magnetization dynamics in nanostructures

International workshop on
Laser-induced magnetization dynamics in nanostructures

Days:         6./7. October
Place:         Seminar Hotel Stoos, Room Grosser Mythen

Fundamental solid-state physics and electronics have progressed enormously in the last 50 years and this progress can be characterized by the words “smaller” and “faster.” This is particularly evident in magnetism as the size of bits in magnetic recording technology is now approaching 100 nm, while the writing time in laboratory studies has reached 100 ps. Naturally, understanding sub-100-ps, magnetization dynamics at a sub-100-nm scale has become an issue of vital importance for further development of the $50 billion per year magnetic industry.

Bringing together scientists working on magnetic nanostructures, magnetization dynamics, imaging and spectroscopy using lasers and X-rays we want to discuss the latest developments and future steps towards understanding of ultimately fast spin dynamics at the nanoscale.

List of confirmed invited speakers:
Stefan Blügel (Jülich, Germany)
Harald Brune (EPFL, Switzerland)
Akiyoshi Itoh (Nihon, Japan)
Alexandra Kalashnikova (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Grégory Malinowski (Paris, Frances)
Jan Lüning (Paris, France)
Peter Oppeneer (Uppsala, Sweden)
Stuart Parkin (IBM, USA)

Scientific committee:
F. Nolting (PSI)
A. V. Kimel (Nijmegen)
A. Kirilyuk (Nijmegen)
Th. Rasing (Nijmegen)

F. Nolting (PSI)
Ch. Heer (PSI)

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  • invited speakers: 25 minutes + 5 minutes discussion
  • contributed speakers: 15 minutes + 5 minutes discussion
  • A beamer and Windows PC for the presentation are provided (or the own labtop can be used)


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Abstract submission

Send abstract to ultrafanto@psi.ch indicating whether you prefer an oral or poster presentation. The abstract should be at maximum one page and please use the abstract template.

Download abstract template: word template

Deadline: 13. August 2010