Collective Spin Transport in Electrical Insulators

Workshop | Monday, April 24, 2017 - Friday, May 26, 2017
Directors:
Jose Carlos Egues
Daniel Loss
Allan MacDonald
Yaroslav Tserkovnyak

The field of spintronics has in recent years shifted steadily towards insulating materials, with a particular focus on magnetic-insulator-based heterostructures. These systems provide a natural hotbed for studying pure spin transport and dynamic phenomena, devoid of Ohmic currents. While allowing to finally lead the field towards the highly desired low-dissipation regimes, this development opens a range of fundamental questions that we used to structure our program. Central to our program are collective spin transport, bosonic condensation and superfluidity of magnons, topological order and dynamics in magnetic systems, quantum correlations and novel quantum heterostructures for spintronics. While some of these topics have been, to varying degree, addressed theoretically decades ago, the recent experimental progress on spin Hall and spin Seebeck phenomena, pump-probe and other laser-based techniques, magnetic force microscopy, imaging utilizing NV centers in diamond, to name just a few, is stimulating a burgeoning interest in this field. This long-term workshop will be first-of-a-kind, with a goal to rally the community behind the central questions that should guide our efforts in the years to come. This is a very fertile ground for research and particularly suited for researchers (junior and senior) who are considering new directions.

 

 

Format:

  

Our program consists of the following 4 weeks, (plus the 5th week, whose focus is to be determined in the process), each kicked off with an in-depth pedagogical tutorial, an experimental overview by a leading expert, and a focused mini-workshop composed of invited technical talks on Monday/Tuesday.

 

 

week 1: Collective hydrodynamics of spin and heat flows in magnetic heterostructures; nonequilibrium thermodynamics in magnetically-ordered media

 

week 2: Condensation of magnons, spontaneously coherent dynamics, and spin superfluidity in magnetic insulators; transport and dynamics in antiferromagnets

 

week 3: Topological order and topological transport in spin-textured media: Skyrmions; thermal Hall effect; magnonic edge modes; spin transport by topological excitations

 

week 4: Quantum correlations and kinetics of spin excitations; novel (spin-active/magnetic) quantum materials and phenomena; topological-insulator based heterostructures; superconducting spintronics

 

The rest of each week will be fully devoted to informal presentations by the participants, discussions, and collaborations. There should also be several poster sessions during the weeks of workshop. Leading players in these and closely related topics will be invited to participate (a full list of invited speakers will soon be available).

 

 

We strongly encourage applications from PhD students, PDs, and researchers in general -- specially those looking for a possible new research direction in the near future.

 

Registration Fee:

 

Students = R$400,00 Brazilian reais.

Postdocs/Professionals = R$800,00 Brazilian reais.

 

Registration fee: All the participants are expected to pay the registration fee. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.

 

*Registration fee is accepted in cash only.

** Information about lodging will be posted soon.

 

Financial Support:

 

Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form (Registration page).  

 

For more information, please contact our events department at: events@iip.ufrn.br

 


Date/Time Speakers NameTalk Title

Tuesday

May 02, 2017

09:00 am - 10:00 am

REGISTRATION

Tuesday

May 02, 2017

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Gerrit Bauer

Invited speaker

Tohoku Univerisity

  • Tuesday

    May 02, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Andreas Rueckriegel

    Invited speaker

    Goethe University Frankfurt

  • Tuesday

    May 02, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Benedetta Flebus

    Invited speaker

    Utrecht University

  • Tuesday

    May 02, 2017

    02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Dominik Zumbuhl

    Invited speaker

    University of Basel

  • Wednesday

    May 03, 2017

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Axel Hoffmann

    Invited speaker

    Argonne National Laboratory

  • Wednesday

    May 03, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Teruo Ono

    Invited speaker

    Kyoto University

  • Wednesday

    May 03, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Toeno van der Sar

    Invited speaker

    Harvard University

  • Thursday

    May 04, 2017

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Sergio Machado Rezende

    Invited speaker

    Federal Univerisity of Pernambuco

  • Saturday

    May 06, 2017

    09:00 am - 05:00 pm

    EXCURSION TO PIPA BEACH

    Monday

    May 08, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Ryuichi Shindou

    Invited speaker

    Peking University

  • Tuesday

    May 09, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Christina Psaroudaki

    Invited speaker

    University of Basel

  • Tuesday

    May 09, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Peter Stano

    Invited speaker

    CEMS/RIKEN

  • Tuesday

    May 09, 2017

    02:00 pm - 02:30 pm

    Jaroslav Fabian

    Invited speaker

    University of Regensburg

  • Wednesday

    May 10, 2017

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    John Schliemann

    Invited speaker

    University of Regensburg

  • Wednesday

    May 10, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Mircea Trif

    Invited speaker

    Tsinghua University

  • Monday

    May 15, 2017

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Michael Flatte

    Invited speaker

    The University of Iowa

  • Monday

    May 15, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    So Takei

    Invited speaker

    Queens College

  • Monday

    May 15, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Luis Gregório G. Dias da Silva

    Invited speaker

    University of Sao Paulo - USP

  • Tuesday

    May 16, 2017

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Suk Bum Chung

    Invited speaker

    Seoul National University

  • Tuesday

    May 16, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Hector Ochoa

    Invited speaker

    UC Los Angeles

  • Tuesday

    May 16, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Gerson Ferreira Junior

    Participant

    Federal University of Uberlandia

  • Monday

    May 22, 2017

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Alexander Khaetskii

    Invited speaker

    SUNY at Buffalo

  • Monday

    May 22, 2017

    11:00 am - 11:30 am

    Martin Wackerl

    Participant

    University of Regensburg

  • Monday

    May 22, 2017

    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Oleg Tretiakov

    Invited speaker

    Tohoku University

  • Tuesday

    May 23, 2017

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Takis Kontos

    Invited speaker

    Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain