Young Research Leaders Group Workshop: Recent advances in non-equilibrium and magnetic phenomena

Workshop, July 25th - 27th 2023

In nature, all the most interesting phenomena are non-equilibrium processes, whether it be star explosions, hurricanes or electrons flowing in metals. In recent decades, the invention of new theoretical tools combined with considerable gains in computational power have enabled physicists to investigate and understand increasingly sophisticated non-equilibrium systems.
Magnetic systems provide an excellent playground for investigating non-equilibrium phenomena. Spins couple effectively to temperature gradients, oscillating magnetic fields, charge and heat currents, or laser pulses. This gives rise to phenomena like magnon BEC, the ultrafast switching of magnetic domains, novel types of phase transitions, or rapidly moving magnetic skyrmions and domain walls.
At the same time, the language of quantum magnetism can also be used to describe completely different kinds of systems, for example ultracold atoms in cavities or the qubits of quantum computers. These systems provide new ideas and challenges to the field of non-equilibrium magnetism, e.g., on the role of dissipation, measurement and entanglement.
By bringing together young researchers from both magnetism and more broad non-equilibrium topics with theoretical and experimental backgrounds we hope to learn about each others’ areas of expertise and build future collaborations to advance these fields. Science benefits from diversity, open communication, and different perspectives, and special care has been taken to make this event inclusive and gender-balanced.

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.

Best Talk Awards

Congratulations to Lukas Körber, Lise-Marie Kern and Phatthamon Kongkhambut on winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize respectively in the best talk awards!



Maria Azhar, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Alla Bezvershenko, University of Cologne
Nina del Ser, University of Cologne

Invited Speakers

Aisha Aqeel, Technical University of Munich
Michael Buchhold, University of Cologne
Vir Bulchandani, Princeton University
Atasi Chakraborty, JGU
Oksana Chelpanova, JGU
Alberto de la Torre, Brown University
Louise Desplat, University of Liège
Dennis Hardt, University of Cologne
Lisa-Marie Kern, Max Born Institute Berlin
Kai Klocke, UC Berkeley
Svitlana Kondovych, IFW Dresden
Phattamon Kongkhambut, University of Hamburg
Lukas Körber, Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf
Denis Mettus, Technical University of Munich
Robin Msiska, University of Duisburg
Sara Murciano, California Institute of Technology
Jasnamol Palakkal, University of Goettingen
Shahram Panahiyan, MPSD
Pablo Sala, California Institute of Technology
Michael Sonner, University of Geneva
Federica Maria Surace, California Institute of Technology
Victor Ukleev, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin