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Program

Program

The list of topics and lecturers for ESM 2022 are in their final form.

Attendees are expected to arrive on Sunday 11 September end of day, and depart on Friday 23 September morning. The hourly program is the following,

Hourly program for ESM 2022Enlarge the picture

Lectures

Introduction to the School (1h)

  • Opening
  • Motivation for the School and assembly of project teams: Leon Abelmann, Saarland University, Germany

I. Basic concepts (16h30)

  • 1 - Fields, magnetostatics, units [3h]: Stephen Blundell, Oxford, UK
  • 2. - Magnetism on the single atom [1.5h]: J. Michael D. Coey, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2. - Exchange interactions, ordering and magnetic structures [3h]: J. Michael D. Coey, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2. - Crystal electric field, Spin-orbit, magnetic anisotropy, DMI [1.5h]: Stephen Blundell, Oxford, UK
  • 3. - Domains, domain walls, the micromagnetism theory, nanomagnetism, LLG and precessional dynamics, spin waves [3h]: Claire Donnelly, Dresden, Germany
  • 3. Magnetization reversal in materials [1.5]: Claire Donnelly, Dresden, Germany
  • 4. Spintronics: from (magneto)transport to STT [3h]: : Aurélien Manchon, Marseille, France

II. Functions for sustainable development (10h30)

  • 5.1 - Magneto-caloric materials and applications [1.5h]: Victorino Franco, Sevilla, Spain
  • 5.2 - Magnetic materials [1.5h]: J. Michael D. Coey, Dublin, Ireland
  • 5.3 - Electric motors and generators [3h]: Johan Paulides, Advanced Electromagnetics
  • 5.4/5.5 - Data storage and (low-power) computing (incl. Neuromorphic) [3h]: Tom Thomson, Manchester, UK
  • 5.6 - Magnetism for biology and medicine [1.5h]: Nora Dempsey, Grenoble, France
  • 5.7 - Magnetic sensors [1.5h]: Cristina Gomez Polo, Navarra, Spain

III. Industrial perspective (3h)

  • 6.1 - Working in industry [1.5h]: Johannes Paul, Sensitec
  • 6.2 - Starting your own company [1.5h]: Johan Paulides, Advanced Electromagnetics

Other activities

Student projects

Students work in teams of around 8, with teams formed during a match-making event on the first day of the school. Each team is coached by a mentor (an ESM lecturer). Each team will tackle a problem involving a schallenge for sustainable development, to be solved by Magnetism. The activities employed can range from literature studies to practical implementation. The output will be a presentation. See details on the projects, and examples of possible topics.

The question to the students is how magnetism can be used to solve key societal challenges. A good starting point is the list of societal challenges formulated by the EU:

  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy;
  • Smart, green and integrated transport;
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  • Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens..

Practicals (4-6h)

Practical are organized to practice the use of numerical, analytical or experimental techniques, related to topics covered by the lectures. This year, the school will feature a one day visit to the laboratories of either the University of Kaiserslautern, or the Lorraine University. There, you will get hands-on experience with advanced measurement techniques. In addition, blackboard tutorials will be organised, tailored to the needs of the projects, each of them typically 2h. Attendees will be asked on-site for their wishes to attend such or such practicals.

Library

A library consisting of a large set of books dedicated to various aspects of Magnetism is on display during the entire School. Its purpose is first to get students aware of the existing books, get acquainted with their use, and also serve as a support for activities during the School.

Question-Answer sessions (5-10h)

The purpose of a research School is to provide young scientists with the basics in a working field. With this respect interactivity between students and lecturers should be promoted. Like in the previous editions, a key aspect of this interactivity is the possibility to raise questions at the end as well as during the course of the lectures. Besides, several sessions of questions take place, during which the lecturers or voluntary students present in more detail issues raised by the students during the lectures or anonymously through a question-box.

Posters

We encourage participants to bring posters to present their work. Poster will be displayed at all times during the school, plus with dedicated poster tims slots. Students are also asked to present their poster in a one-slide teaser as an exercice to summarize their work. Several poster prizes will be awarded, including a voucher for free attendance to the next Joint European Magnetism Symposia conference.