The lectures of all ESM schools since 2003 are ordered here in terms of topics. Those pertaining to several topics are listed several times. The topics are:

Magnetic field and moments

Exchange, magnetic ordering, magnetic anisotropy

Exchange and magnetic orders

Magnetic anisotropy

Topology, magnetic frustration

Low-dimensional and surface magnetism

Temperature effects, excitations, quantum tunneling

Magnetic ordering and phase transitions


Micromagnetic processes at finite temperature

Correlated systems


Magnetic semiconductors and oxides

General transport theory

Spin transport and magnetoresistance

Magnetization processes

Magnetization processes

Analysis of hysteresis loops, FORC etc.

Magnetization dynamics

Light-induced phenomena

  • Photo-magnetic transitions: Amandine Bellec, Paris, France [ Abstract ]
  • Magneto-optics and magneto-plasmonics: Paolo Vavassori, San Sebastian, Spain [ Abstract ]
  • Light-matter interaction: Peter Oppeneer, Uppsala, Sweden [ Abstract ]
  • Light-induced (de)magnetization processes and all-optical switching: Alexandra Kalashnikova, St Petersburg, Russian Federation [ Abstract ]
  • Controlling magnetization with light: Kirilyuk, Andrei, Nijmegen, The Netherlands [ Abstract | Slides ]
  • Current theoretical understanding of ps magnetization dynamics Wolfgang Hübner, Uni. Kaiserslautern, Germany [ Abstract | Slides ]
  • From magneto-optics to ultrafast manipulation of magnetism: Kiriliuk, Andrei, Univ.-Nijmegen, The Netherlands [ Abstract | Review | Slides ]
  • Ultrafast magnetization dynamics: the role of angular momentum (experiments) Kiriliuk, Andrei, Univ.-Nijmegen, The Netherlands [ Abstract | Review | Slides ]
  • Magneto-optical microscopy (incl. time resolved): J. McCord [ Abstract | Slides (12.6MB) ]

    Spin-polarized currents

    Quantum tunneling

    Methods for simulations and theory

    Analytical techniques for condensed matter

    Electronic structure

    Monte Carlo


    Mean field


    Rare-earth - Transition metal compounds and magnets

    Soft magnetic materials

    Magnetostrictive materials

    Magnetocaloric materials

    Multiferroics; Magnetism and electric fields

    Magnetic semiconductors and dilute oxides

    Strongly correlated materials

    Magnetic molecules

    Magnetism and superconductivity

    Spin glasses and frustration

    Nanoparticles, microstructures etc

    Microstructure and heterostructures


    Nanomagnetism and spintronics

    Surface and low-dimensional magnetism

    Nano- and micromagnetism

    Spintronics - Overviews, models and transport

    Spin torque


    Spintronics and materials

    Experimental techniques


    Magnetic microscopy


    Optics and X-ray tools (structural and magnetic)


    Precessional techniques

    Electron spectroscopies

    Applications and interdisciplinary magnetism

    Storage and computing

    Sensors, actuators and MEMS

    Biology and medicine

    Magnets, forces and motors

    Soft magnetic materials




    Industry perspectives

    Open sessions