Young Research Leaders Group Workshop: Spins, Orbits, Charges, and Heat in Magnets

Workshop, July 6th - 8th 2022

This SPICE Young Research Leaders Group Workshop serves as a melting pot of researchers to discuss recent developments in our understanding of the interplay between magnetism and spin, charge, orbital, and heat transport. What once began with spin-polarized electric currents in ferromagnets and the giant magnetoresistance, today is an internationally overarching research field known as spintronics. The last two decades, in particular, saw the consolidation of spintronics into modern solid state research. This was possible in large parts thanks to the experimental confirmation of the spin Hall effect and its inverse counterpart that enables electrical detection of pure spin currents. By now, it is known that the electronic spin not only couples to magnetic but also electric fields and heat gradients, adding interconversion phenomena between spin, charge, orbital degrees of freedom and heat to the spintronic inventory, examples being the spin Seebeck, spin Nernst, Edelstein, and orbital Hall effects. Being inspired by both the uncovering of fundamental physics as well as the vision that spin will serve as an information carrier, the spintronics community studied a broad range of material classes, including normal, topological, and magnetic metals as well as topological and magnetic insulators. Magnets, in particular, proved to contain a wealth of surprises, exemplified by topological magnons, topological Hall effects in skyrmion crystals, anomalous Hall effects and spin splitting in antiferromagnets, and the magnetic spin Hall effect. These findings constitute the chalk with which to draw the outlines of next-generation technologies, such as antiferromagnetic and topological spintronics, (topological) magnonics, obitronics, etc.

This workshop is organized by SPICE as part of the Gutenberg International Conference Center (GICC) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The GICC is funded through the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) university allowance in the Excellence Strategy program and aims at fostering JGU as a national and international research hub. By organizing regular conferences and workshops in fields of excellent JGU research, the GICC provides a platform to build interest networks and collaborations – to promote exchange and dialog among academics and research groups from all over the world.



Alexander Mook, Universität Basel
Helena Reichlova, Technische Universität Dresden

Invited Speakers

Vivek Amin, IUPUI School of Science
Arnab Bose, JGU Mainz
Caitlin Carnahan, Carnegie Mellon University
Arnaud De Riz, CNRS Thales
Dongwook Go, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Börge Göbel, University of Halle
Max Hirschberger, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
Kouta Kondou, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
Jay Koo, University of Regensburg
Dominik Kriegner, TU Dresden
Henry Legg, University Basel
Kai Litzius, MPI Stuttgart
Rafael Lopez Seeger, SPINTEC, CEA Grenoble
Paul McClarty, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden
Jonathan Noky, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden
Satya Prakash, JGU Mainz
Richard Schlitz, ETH Zürich
Eva Schmoranzerova, University of Greifswald
Yuki Shiomi, University of Tokyo
Libor Smejkal, University of Mainz
James Taylor, University of Halle
Jakub Zelezny, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Shu Zhang, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden