The list of topics and lecturers for ESM 2023 are in a tentative form.


I. Fundamentals (19h30)

  • Fields, magnetostatics, units [2h]
  • Magnetism on the single atom [1.5h]
  • Exchange interactions, ordering and magnetic structures [3h]
  • Crystal electric field, Spin-orbit, magnetic anisotropy, DMI [1.5h]
  • Light-Matter interactions [1.5h]
  • Domains, domain walls, the micromagnetism theory, magnetization reversal in materials and nanostructures [3h]
  • Precessional dynamics, spin waves [1.5]
  • Spintronics: from (magneto)transport to STT [3h]
  • Surface, interfacial and molecular magnetism [1.5h]

II. Techniques (6h)

  • Conventional magnetometry [1.5h]
  • Magnetic microscopy [1.5h]
  • Advanced fabrication [1.5h]
  • Advanced instrumentation [1.5h]

III. Functions and applications (13h30)

  • Antiferromagnetic spintronics [1.5h]
  • Oxitronics [1.5h]
  • Nanomagnetism: historical hints & looking to the future [1h]
  • Multifunctional nanostructures [1h]
  • Nanomagnetism and spintronics for information technologies [3h]
  • Nanomagnetism for biomedicine [3h]
  • Nanomagnetism for energy [1.5h]
  • Future technologies [1h]

III. Industrial perspective (1h30)

  • From the academics to the industry

Other activities

Practicals (14h)

Practical are organized to practice the use of numerical, analytical or experimental techniques, related to topics covered by the lectures. This year, there will be a specific focus on hands-on experience: measuring magentic materials, image analysis, micromagnetic simulations, how to write a scientific manuscript or proposal.

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.


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.


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.