2018 School

2018 European School on Magnetism


The topic for the 2018 European School on Magnetism will be Magnetism by Light, part of the Series of the European School on Magnetism. The School will take place from Sep 17th to Sep 28th 2018 in Kraków, Poland. The School is chaired by Marek Przybylski, under the auspices of the Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology, AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. The history of the city dates back to the 7th century. It hosts 10 public and 13 private universities, several Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Center, delivering its first beam for users in 2017. Kraków is conveniently connected by plane.

Like previous editions of ESM, the 2018 School aims at providing a thorough understanding of magnetism based on a broad series of fundamental lectures, while offering the latest insights into up-to-date aspects of magnetism with lectures focusing on a special topic. The topic covered in 2018 is Magnetism by Light. This covers a wide range of fundamental phenomena deeply rooted in condensed matter physics, specific instrumentation and opportunities for applications. Focused lectures will cover ultrafast light-induced magnetization processes, magnetoplasmonics, microwave magnetism, magneto-optics, spectroscopic and synchrotron-based techniques etc. The School will be an opportunity for young scientists from the two fields, to meet, share their expertise and network.

The School is addressed at young scientists, mainly PhD students and post-docs, both experimentalists and theoreticians. It will consist of a ten-day training of lectures and practicals provided by prominent scientists active in today's research, interactive question sessions, access to a library of magnetism-related books, and industrial contributions. Request for participation is open from March 5th to April 20th 2018.

See the ESM Kraków web site for practical information.

ESM 2018 will be held in Kraków, Poland, with dates 17-28th Sep 2018. The topic is "Light and Magnetism". As for previous School, activities will consist in lectures (40h), question sessions (8h), access to a Library on Magnetism, and practicals (4-6h).

Subscribe to the mailing list to stay tuned.


The following organizations provided financial and/or technical support to the European School on Magnetism (confirmed or pending).

>AGH Faculty of Physics LANEF logo CNRS logo Logo of Université Grenoble AlpesCEA logo Institut Néel logoSPINTEC laboratorySFP logo Cambridge University Press