The European School on Magnetism (ESM) is a biyearly event organized by the European magnetism community. The mission of ESM is higher education of young European scientist in the field of Magnetism, while promoting networking and create effective links between academics and the industry.


The European School on Magnetism aims at providing a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of magnetism. It is open to young scientists and consists of a ten-day training course combining lectures and various training activities. A large part of the School is devoted to fundamentals of magnetism, while more specialized lectures are provided around a up-to-date topic assigned to each School. See more details.

The practical organization of ESM relies on a steering committee and the chair assigned for each school, assisted by a scientific advisory committee, and is supported by various institutions. The statutes regulating the School may be found here.

All schools held since 2003 are documented on the present web site, with their program and most of the abstracts and slides of the lectures available for download. Alternatively you may browse or search by topics or authors the repository of all lectures available through the years, ordered by topics as well as lecturer.

Next School session (ESM2017) will be held on 09-20 Oct 2017 in Cargèse, France:

ESM 2017 - Condensed Matter Magnetism: bulk meets nano

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As for previous School, activities will consist in lectures (40h), question sessions (8h), access to a Library on Magnetism, and practicals (4-6h).

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ESM 2015

The 2015 School was held in Aug/Sep 2015 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Besides the core lectures about fundamentals of Magnetism, a special emphasis was made on spintronics, and more specifically on spin currents. The scientific chair for this School was Laurent Vila.