2022 School

2022 European School on Magnetism

ESM 2022 is held from 11 to 23 Sep 2022, in mixed format, either onsite in Saarbrücken, Germany, or online. The topic is Basic Magnetism for Sustainable Development. Activities consist of lectures (30h), question sessions (6h), access to a Library on Magnetism, team work (12h), visits or practicals (4-6h).

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The topic for the 2022 European School on Magnetism will be Basic Magnetism for Sustainable Development, contributing to the worldwide support of the International Year of Basic Science for Sustainable Development, (IYBSSD) as declared by the United Nations. The School is chaired by Leon Abelmann, in association with the magnetism communities of the Greater Region in Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Nancy (France).

Participation is offered in mixed format, either onsite in Saarbrücken, Germany, with a maximum of 100 participants, or online with most of the onsite activities available. Saarbrücken can be conveniently reached by train, including from both major airports Frankfurt and Paris Charles de Gaulle. We intend to set up local hubs in Europe, in which online participants may gather to attend the school. This intends to enhance their online experience through collaborative work and emulation, and the mentoring of local experts in the field of magnetism. Hubs will be organized after April 15th, when all requests for participation have been received.

Like previous editions of ESM, the 2022 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 objective of the 2022 school, fully in line with the objectives of the IYBSSD, is to cover a wide range of fundamental to functional phenomena, to serve as a critical evaluation of the use of Magnetism to address societal challenges. The School will be an opportunity for young scientists and lecturers from various fields to meet, share their expertise and build a network.

The School is addressed at young scientists, mainly PhD students and post-docs, both experimentalists and theoreticians. It will consist of an eleven-day training of lectures, team work and practicals provided by prominent scientists active in today's research, interactive question sessions, student-lead projects, access to a library of magnetism-related books, and industrial contributions. Attendees and lecturers are requested to agree with the code of conduct of ESM. Request for participation is open until 15th April 2022.


The school was organised by the research group of Uwe Hartmann and Haibin Gao at Saarland University and partners of the Greater Region network in Kaiserlautern (Vitaliy Vasyuchka, Mathias Weiler, Martin Aeschlimann and Burkard Hillebrand) and Nancy (Thomas Hauet and Stephane Mangin). We are in particular grateful to Bertrand Dupé of the University of Liege and the local students of Saarland University (Hassan Latief, Sukvinder Singh, Dennis Quint, Daniel Schmid, Indujan Sivanesarajah, Marco Menniger, Ishwar Mudraje, Harish Ujjeli, Julian Groß, Xianlin Zeng, Kilian Mark and Gregor Buttel), whose help was crucial for the success of the school.

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

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