The list of topics and lecturers for ESM 2023 is in its final state. Lecturers start on Monday 4th Sep mid-day and end on Friday 15th Sep mid-day.

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I. Fundamentals (16h30)

  • Fields, magnetostatics, units [1.5h]: Ron Goldfarb, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Magnetism on the single atom [1.5h]: Juan José de Miguel, Madrid, Spain
  • Exchange interactions, ordering and magnetic structures [1.5h]: Òscar Iglesias, Barcelona, Spain
  • Crystal electric field, Spin-orbit, magnetic anisotropy, DMI [1.5h]: Òscar Iglesias, Barcelona, Spain
  • Light-Matter interactions [1.5h]: Jan Vogel, Grenoble, France
  • Domains, domain walls, spin textures [1.5h]: Oksana Chubykalo-Fesenko, Madrid, Spain
  • Magnetization reversal processes [1.5h]: Olivier Fruchart, Grenoble, France
  • Precessional dynamics, spin waves [1.5]: Oksana Chubykalo-Fesenko, Madrid, Spain
  • Spintronics: from (magneto)transport to STT [3h]: Aurélien Manchon, Marseille, France
  • Surface, interfacial and molecular magnetism [1.5h]: Juan José de Miguel, Madrid, Spain

II. Techniques (7h30)

  • Measuring magnetism [1.5h]: Stuart Cavill, York, UK
  • Magnetic microscopy [1.5h]: Claire Donnelly, Dresden, Germany
  • Advanced fabrication [1.5h]: Denys Makarov, Dresden, Germany
  • Advanced instrumentation [1.5h]: Claire Donnelly, Dresden, Germany
  • Measuring magnetism in the reciprocal space [1.5h]: Nicolas Jaouen, Paris, France

III. Functions and applications (12h)

  • Spintronics in new materials: antiferromagnets and topological insulators [3h]: Jörg Wunderlich, Regensburg, Germany
  • Oxitronics and Van der Waals spintronic materials [1.5h]: Jacobo Santamaria, Madrid, Spain
  • Multifunctional nanostructures [1.5h]: Denys Makarov, Dresden, Germany
  • Nanomagnetism and spintronics for information technologies [1.5h]: Bernard Diény, Grenoble, France
  • Nanomagnetism for oncology [1.5h]: Maria del Puerto Morales, Madrid, Spain
  • Nanomagnetism for neurology [1.5h]: Teresa Gonzalez, Madrid, Spain
  • Nanomagnetism for energy [1.5h]: Alberto Bollero, Madrid, Spain

IV. Perspectives (3h)

  • Nanomagnetism, from historical hints to present times [1.5h]: Bernard Diény, Grenoble, France
  • Future technologies for societal challenges [1.5h]: Olivier Fruchart, Grenoble, France

V. Industrial and career perspective (3h)

  • From the academics to the industry: David Salido-Monzú, ABB Corporate Research, Switzerland
  • From the academics to the industry: Jeffrey Childress, Crocus Technology, France/California

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.