Exotic New States in Superconducting Devices:
The Age of the Interface

Mainz, Germany: September 25th – 28th 2017

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26.09.2016 – Workshop on Antiferromagnetic Spintronics

Antiferromagnetic Spintronics

The emerging field of antiferromagnetic spintronics focuses on making antiferromagnets active elements of spintronic devices. From an application point of view, it emphasizes how to read, manipulate, and store information in these systems robustly. From the basic science point of view, it exploits the larger range of spin physics in this material due to the higher complexity of the ordered phase and order parameters.

New connections with the current ferromagnetic spintronics research have created entirely new ways of rethinking spin phenomena in antiferromagnets, while still building on long standing pioneering works in antiferromagnetic materials.

Although some prevailing concepts map directly between these fields, in many important instances the intuition built in the ferromagnetic spintronics systems can lead us astray in the antiferromagnetic systems.

The recent successes in this new area and rapid theoretical developments make this the right time for a conference on the subject.

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21.09.2016 – Quantum Spintronics: Spin Transport Through Quantum Magnetic Materials

Quantum Spintronics

The field of magnon spintronics and the field of quantum magnetism have seen tremendous progress in recent years with many break-throughs in new concepts, new techniques, and new materials. Magnon spintronics has demonstrated electrical and thermal control over spin currents through magnetic insulators in contact with normal metals. Almost all this progress has been limited to a single material magnetic insultator YIG, hence limiting the outlook of the field. In Quantum Magnetism recent developments in scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) now permit probing and fabricating spin chains and many other artificial spin systems, providing a new ground to explore quantum magnetism phenomena, as well as a much larger spectrum of quantum magnetic materials to explore.

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Non-equilibrium Quantum Matter

Mainz, Germany: May 30th - June 2nd 2017

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Entanglement in Strongly Correlated Systems

Benasque, Spain: February 5th – 18th 2017

The study of entanglement in strongly correlated systems has lived a series of important advances in recent years, in turn underpinning a better understanding of the quantum properties of matter. Concerning numerics, examples of these are e.g. new numerical methods based on tensor networks (MPS, PEPS, MERA), as well as advances in quantum Monte Carlo, exact diagonalizations, and continuous unitary transformations. From an analytical perspective there are also recent relevant developments regarding e.g. AdS/CFT methods, entanglement spectrum, string-net models, and the tensor network description of chiral topological phases.

The aim of this 2-week meeting is to bring together specialists in the field as well as newcomers at the interface of quantum information and condensed matter theory. The format of the event will alternate introductory lectures with specialized talks. During these days, spontaneous informal discussions will be encouraged by the organizers and announced throughout the day. Our plan is to have a very rich and collaborative meeting.

For more information, please also visit the website of Centro de Ciencias de Benasque

R. Orús (U. Mainz)
D. Poilblanc (CNRS / U. Toulouse)
N. Regnault (CNRS / Princeton University)

Confirmed Invited Speakers Preliminary List of Invited Participants
Xiao-Liang Qi (Stanford)
Hong-Hao Tu (MPQ)
Garnet Chan (Princeton)
Dmitry Abanin (Univ. Geneva)
Frank Pollmann (MPI-PKS)
Norbert Schuch (MPQ)
Angel Rubio (MPSD / EHU)
Naoki Kawashima (Univ. Tokyo)
Paul Fendley (Oxford)
Titus Neupert (Univ. Zurich)
Federico Becca (SISSA)
Jens Eisert (Freie Univ. Berlin)
Nathalie Guihery (CNRS)
Maciej Lewenstein (ICFO)
Jean-Paul Malrieu (CNRS)
Frederic Mila (EPFL)
German Sierra (UAM)
Frank Verstraete (Univ. Ghent)


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International School & Conference on Nanoscience and Quantum Transport (Kiev, Ukraine)

October 8th - 14th 2016

SPICE is co-organizing this workshop. It will take place in Kiev, Ukraine.

The scope of this meeting covers broadly electronic transport phenomena in materials and heterostructures where quantum geometric and many-body effects lead to novel behavior and functionality. Our goal is to bring together the leading scientists working in the key areas of the field as well as the young researchers and students interested in these areas. The program starts during the weekend of Oct 8-9 with introductory tutorials, aimed at the advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The main agenda will include pedagogical (60 min) lectures, technical invited (40 min) and contributed (20 min) talks, all including about 1/3 of time for discussions, a poster session, and plenty of breaks for more informal interactions.

The focus is on quantum transport in nanoscale, mesoscopic, low-dimensional heterostructures and novel quantum materials, covering, in particular, the following topics:

  • quantum transport in low-dimensional systems
  • collective spin transport and magnetic dynamics
  • (pseudo)spin textures and Berry-phase effects
  • topological insulators and graphene
  • new quantum materials and heterostructures
  • related topics in nanoscience

For more information and to register, please visit the following website:
Official Website NanoQT2016

International Organizers:
Leonid Levitov (MIT)
Yaroslav Tserkovnyak (UCLA)

SPICE Co-Organizer:
Jairo Sinova

Local Organizers:
Oleksiy Kolezhuk (TSNU Kyiv)
Valeri Lozovski (TSNU Kyiv)

Invited Speakers:

Christian Back (Universität Regensburg)
Gerrit Bauer (Tohoku University & TU Delft)
Yaroslaw Bazaliy (University of South Carolina)
Carlo Beenakker (Leiden University)
Rembert Duine (Utrecht University)
Klaus Ensslin (ETH Zürich)
Carlos Egues (Instituto de Física de São Carlos)
Benedetta Flebus (Utrecht University)
Victor Galitski (University of Maryland)
Olena Gomonay (Universität Mainz)
Francisco Guinea (IMDEA Madrid & Manchester)
Valery Gusynin (BITP Kyiv)
Bert Halperin (Harvard University)
Boris Ivanov (IMag Kyiv)
Takis Kontos (ENS Paris)
Daniel Loss (University of Basel)
Yuriy Mokrousov (RWTH Aachen & FZ Jülich)
Branislav K. Nikolic (University of Delaware)
Dmytro Pesin (University of Utah)
Mark Rudner (Copenhagen University)
Oleksandr Serha (Universität Kaiserslautern)
Andrey Shytov (Exeter University)
Jairo Sinova (Universität Mainz)
Justin Song (IHPC & NTU, Singapore)
So Takei (CUNY)
Mircea Trif (LPS Orsay)Special Presentation:
Victor Vakaryuk (Associate Editor, PRB)
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Program - Quantum Spintronics: Spin Transport Through Quantum Magnetic Materials

Wednesday, September 21st

Morning Session

08:45 – 09:00 Registration
Office E. Hilp in MITP
09:00 – 09:30 Jairo Sinova, JGU Mainz:
Opening Remarks
09:30 – 10:30 Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, UCLA:
Tutorial: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Spin Superfluids: Domain Walls, Phase Slips, and Skyrmions
10:30 – 11:05 Arne Brataas, NTNU:
Spin Superfluidity and Long-Range Transport in Thin-Film Ferromagnets
11:05 – 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 – 12:10 Daniel Loss, Basel:
Spin Currents and Transport Coefficients in Insulating Magnets
12:10 – 12:45 Gerrit Bauer, Sendai:
Spin Caloritronics with Yttrium Iron Garnet
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch + Free Discussion Time

Afternoon Session

14:00 – 15:00 Burkhard Hillebrands, TU Kaiserslautern:
Tutorial: Magnon Supercurrents in a Room Temperature Magnon Condensate
15:00 – 15:35 Ilya Krivorotov, UC Irvine:
Condensation of Magnons Driven by Thermal Gradients
15:35 – 16:05 Break
16:05 – 16:40 Alexander Serga, Kaiserslautern:
Bottleneck Accumulation of Hybrid Bosons in a Ferrimagnet
16:40 – 17:15 Benedetta Flebus, Utrecht:
Two-Fluid Theory for Spin Superfluidity in Magnetic Insulators

Thursday, September 22nd

Morning Session

09:30 – 10:30 Sebastian Gönnenwein, Dresden:
Tutorial: Non-local Magnon Transport in YIG/Pt Nanostructures
10:30 – 11:05 Eiji Saitoh, Sendai:
Spin Current Generators
11:05 – 11:35 Break
11:35 – 12:10 Ludo J. Cornelissen, Groningen:
Exchange Magnon Spin Transport in the Magnetic Insulator Yttrium Garnet
12:10 – 12:45 Teruo Ono, Kyoto:
Current-induced Asymmetric Magnetoresistance via Spin Flip Scattering
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch + Free Discussion Time

Afternoon Session

14:00 – 15:00 Amir Yacoby, Harvard:
Imaging Magnetic Textures and Spin Excitations Using NV Centers in Diamond
15:00 – 15:35 Dirk Schuricht, Utrecht:
Non-Equilibrium Transport Properties of Spin-Dependent Nanostructures
15:35 – 16:05 Coffee Break
16:05 – 16:40 Fabian Heidrich-Meisner, Munich:
Spin Transport in Low-Dimensional Quantum Magnets
16:40 – 17:15 Christian Rüegg, PSI:
Quantum Magnets as Switches for Quantum Spintronnics
19:30 Conference Dinner Heiliggeist

Friday, September 23rd

Morning Session

09:30 – 10:30 Allan MacDonald, UT Austin:
Tutorial: Topological Spintronics
10:30 – 11:05 So Takei, CUNY:
Spin Superfluidity in the ν=0 Quantum Hall State of Graphene
11:05 – 11:35 Coffee Break
11:35 – 12:10 Hans-Benjamin Braun, Dublin:
Quantum Aspects of Topological Magnets – Theory and Neutron Scattering Results
12:10 – 12:45 Peter Kopietz, Frankfurt:
Rayleigh-Jeans Condensation of Pumped Magnons in Thin Film Ferromagnets
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00 – 15:00 Oleg Starykh, Utah:
Tutorial: A panoply of Orders Near Quantum Lifshitz Point of a Frustrated Ferromagnet
15:00 – 15:35 David G. Cahill, UIUC:
Picosecond Spin Caloritronics
15:35 – 16:05 Coffee Break
16:05 – 16:40 Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Néel Institute:
16:40 – 17:30 Rembert Duine, Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, Jairo Sinova
Closing Remarks
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Quantum Spintronics: Spin Transport Through Quantum Magnetic Materials

September 21st - 23rd 2016

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Spin orbit coupling and spin mechanics

Gomonay,Helen: Antiferromagnetic Spintronics
Hillebrands, Burkard: Spin Transport Using Magnon Gases
Ieda, Jun'Ichi: Interface Magnetic Anisotropy Induced by Rashba Effect
Jakob, Gerhard: Thermal conductivities in YIG
Kläui, Matthias: TBA 
Krüger, Benjamin: TBA
Lee, Kyujee:  Spin-orbit Torque
Matsuo, Mamoru : Mechanical Generation of Spin Current
Mori, Michiyasu: Spin Hall Effect in Cu Alloys and Phonon Hall Effect: Skew Scattering of Electrons and Phonons
Reeve, Robert: Spin currents and spin dynamics
Saitoh, Eiji: Spin Current Generation
Shiomi,Yuki: Spin Pumping Experiments in Topological Insulators and Skyrmion Crystals
Sinova, Jairo: Spin-Orbit torques
Yamane, Yuta: Spin Transports in Dynamical Antiferromagnetic textures
Yan, Peng: Thermodynamic Magnon Recoil for Domain wall motion
Yasuoka, Hiroshi: NMR in Skyrmion Phase
Ziman, Tim: Spin Hall Effect and Skew Scattering in Co-operatively Ordered Magnetic Systems
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Workshop on "Spin Orbit Coupling and Spin Mechanics"

October 23rd - October 24th 2015 at the SPICE Center

The 29th REIMEI and ERATO-SQR workshop focused on effects of the spin-orbit interaction and the coupling of the spin and lattice degrees of freedom in magnetic nanostructures.

The spin Hall effect has moved into the mainstream of magnetism by generating so-called spin-orbit torques on proximity magnets and being an efficient spin current detector. The electrical and thermal actuation of the magnetization of insulators with extremely high quality factors of the magnetization dynamics has focused attention on the bosonic degrees of freedom in spintronics and the importance of the spin-lattice and spin-rotation couplings.

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