Joint DPG-EPS Spring Meeting 2018

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To take place over March 11-16 in Berlin. The official language is English. Notice the call for the organization of a magnetism symposium by a team of PhDs, with deadline for application Sep.15th. The call is open to any European team of PhDs.

2018 Joint Conference of the Condensed Matter Divisions of the EPS - DPG

The Condensed Matter Divisions (CMD) of the European Physical Society EPS and of the German Physical Society DPG will be organising their 2018 Joint Conference in Berlin from March 11th through March 16th, 2018. The conference will combine CMD27, next in the line of biyearly CMD conferences, and the traditional Spring meeting of the DPG. The event, with a truly European scope, will host over 6000 delegates. It will have the format of the DPG spring meeting, but feature the traditional EPS Minicolloquia many of you are familiar with.

EMA is strongly engaged with CMD in the organisation of the programme in magnetism at the 2018 Joint conference.

The conference will be marked by the 50th anniversary of the EPS, and will feature, beyond the traditional Europhysics Prize Award ceremony, special sessions marking the occasion. There will also be much attention for young researchers, with the organisation of a job fair, networking opportunities, and sessions for the development of professional skills (article writing etc).

The conference web site will open in September 2017, and submission of contributions and registration will start immediately afterwards.

Magnetism-related sessions

There will notably be an interdisciplinary symposia on

Voltage Control of Functional Interfaces: Magneto-ionic Meet Memristive Systems

Organizers Dr.-Ing. Karin Leistner (IFW Dresden), Prof. Dr. Sibylle Gemming (Institute of Ion-Beam Physics and Materials Research, Dresden), Dr. Liza Herrera Diez (C2N, Université Paris Sud - Université Paris Saclay), Dr. Ying-Hao Chu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Topology in Condensed Matter Physics

Organizers Dr. Jeroen van der Brink (IFW / TU Dresden), Sebastian Mühlbauer (TU Munich), Prof. Frank Pollman (TU Munich), Stephan Rachel (TU Dresden), Hermann Süderow (UA Madrid).

Mini colloquia / Focused Sessions

While the program has not reached its final form, some are planned, among others:

  • New Frontiers in Magnonics
  • Spinorbitronics : from efficient charge/spin conversion based on spin-orbit coupling to chiral magnetic skyrmions
  • Magnetism in Materials Science: Thermodynamics, Kinetics and Defects
  • Ultra-fast dynamics: theory meets experiments
  • Quantum Criticality

PhD Symposium in Magnetism

Since 2012, PhD students have, with great success, organised their own symposium within the Magnetism Division of the German Physical Society DPG. These feature a mix of invited talks by world-renowned scientists and young researchers and tutorial talks introducing people without prior knowledge to “hot” research fields, both of which are enthusiastically received by the audience.

If you would, as a young researcher, like to organise such a symposium, but don’t know how, the working group “Young DPG / EPS Young Minds” will help you on your way! You will become familiar with the organisational issues of a scientific meeting with thousands of participants.

In order to get started, pick 1-5 colleagues to form an organisational committee, and fill out the application. The symposium should be devoted to a timely topic related to the field of magnetism. The organisation committee determines and invites the speakers, compiles the program, organises the symposium day and chooses the chairpersons for their session. The symposium includes four invited talks.

The first draft of your planned program and the names of possible invited speakers, as well as a short motivation on why you want to organise such a symposium and why it fits the conference. Then, complete the application. This will has started on July 14th 2017, and will end on September 15th. The awarded committee will be informed in mid of October.

Winners from previous years included teams from University of Mainz (Spintronics on the way to modern storage technology), from ETH Zurich (Topological defects in magnetic materials: From devices to cosmos), from University of Kaiserslautern (Magnon plasmonics) and from TU Munich (Quantum phase transitions: Emergent phenomena beyond elementary excitations).

Please contact Christian Schaaf or Tobias Kampfrath for further information.

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