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Quantum Magnonics - WORKSHOP POSTPONED
Over the past days, we received a number of cancellation requests from invited speakers due to the escalation of the COVID-19 in several countries of the world. To ensure we are taking the necessary precautionary measures to protect the health and well-being of “The Frontiers of Physics” Conference attendees and speakers, we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone this very important event for the International Institute of Physics - UFRN in Natal, Brazil to a later date this year. We shall communicate a new date as soon as possible.
Motivated by recent observations of highly coherent magnons in special systems and geometries, the role of coherent magnons in quantum coherent systems is under intense investigation. Quantum magnonics is the field of manipulation and control of magnons based on structural or field-dependent features, as well as the probing of countable numbers of magnons in quantum systems. For example, cooling of a magnon mode to well below a thermodynamically accessible temperature, or the generation of magnon lasing. Central to our program are access to individual quanta of spin waves, and coupling to other coherent systems, which may be sources or elements of hybrid quantum systems. These include optical cavities, superconducting systems, microwave resonators, and localized spin systems in solids, such as spin centers in diamond or silicone carbide. New questions have been raised, including the limits of magnon coherence, the limits on the strength of magnon coupling to other quantum systems, and the potential to realize features from other quantum systems (squeezed states, teleportation) within the magnon system. This long-term workshop will be first of its kind, with the intention of coordinating the attention of the community on central questions to guide research in years to come.
Our program should consist of the following 3 weeks, 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: Coherent coupling between magnons and other quantum systems: localized spin systems and superconductors;
Week 2: Optical couplings to magnons; coherent Brillouin scattering, optomagnonics, cavity coupling;
Week 3: Spin dynamics in ferromagnetic insulators, geometric control of magnon properties, synthetic ferrimagnets, magnonic crystals, condensation of magnons, superradiance, superfluidity.
The rest of each week will be fully devoted to informal presentations by the participants, discussions, andcollaborations. We believe, from our previous experience using the above format that extended periods have the advantage of bringing together more closely related experts in each week. There should also be several poster sessions during the weeks of workshop.
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Registration deadline: March 11, 2020
The policy of the International Institute of Physics with respect to organization of events demands collecting a registration fee from the participants. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.
Students = R$ 400 Brazilian reais
Postdocs/Professionals = R$ 800 Brazilian reais
*Registration fee is accepted in cash only.
** Information about lodging will be posted soon.
Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form (Registration page).
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