The program of the school is still tentative.

Introduction to the School (1h)

  • Opening
  • Motivation for the School: Marek Pzrybylski, Krakow, Poland ― Chair

I. Basic concepts (4h30)

  • Fields, Moments, Units, Magnetostatics
  • Magnetism of atoms and ions

II. Magnetism in matter (9h)

  • Electronic and magnetic properties of matter
  • Magnetic interactions: exchange RKKY. Localized and itinerant magnetism
  • Ordering, mean field
  • Light-matter interaction

III. Magnetization processes (4.5h)

  • Quasistatic magnetizaiton processes
  • Magnetization dynamics

IV. Techniques (3h)

  • Micromagnetic simulations
  • Magnetometry

V. Magnetism by light (15h)

  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Magneto-optics and magneto-plasmonics
  • X-ray magnetic dichroism
  • Light-induced (de)magnetization processes and all-optical switching
  • Atomistic / LLG-B modeling
  • Photo-magnetic transitions
  • THz radiation techniques: pump and probe

IX. Career perspectives (3h)

Two contributions are scheduled from outside the world of lab research. These are intended to promote thinking about economical, ethical or societal issues, and provide an opportunity to discuss and debate about career opportunities for PhD scientifists beyond their defense.