06.03.2016 – “Spin Hall Effect and Spin-Orbit Torques” at the 80th DPG annual conference in Regensburg

Foto_speakers_and_organizerOn March 6th, the first day of this year's DPG spring meeting in Regensburg, Christian Back from the University of Regensburg, Stefania Pizzini from the Institut Néel, CNRS and Yuriy Mokrousov from Forschungszentrum Jülich, gave an introductory session on "Spin Hall Effect and Spin-Orbit Torques." In their respective talks, Christian Back introduced the basic concepts of spin currents and spin Hall effect, Stefania Pizzini gave an experimental introduction to spin-orbit torques and Yuriy Mokrousov explained the basics of berry phase physics and spin Hall conductivity on the example of the curvature of a potato chip. Read the full German article.

The organising team, Karin Everschor-Sitte and Matthias Sitte thank all speakers and participants for a very successful session.