Non‐Linear Magnetism

757. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

05 Jan - 07 Jan 2022


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Dr. Kai Litzius, MPI for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart • Dr. Claire Donnelly, U Cambridge

In this seminar we will discuss the effects and implications of non-linearity for magnetic and spintronic systems. In recent years, non-linearity has gained increasing focus within the scientific community. In particular, not only are the majority of natural phenomena intrinsically non-linear, but exploiting non-linearity in applications offers the possibility for highly efficient and powerful processing of information. In magnetism, the prospects of non-linearity range from novel computing approaches to non-linear effects in tailored geometries that stabilize magnetic textures with unusual or otherwise impossible properties.

This seminar will encompass four of the most relevant fields of research in which non-linearity either plays an important role or which in itself is linked inseparably to non-linear phenomena: Chiral magnetism and functional geometries as many non-linear effects can be found in chiral and specially designed three-dimensional systems; as well as ferri- and antiferromagnetic spintronics and novel computing, since in these areas non-linear effects are actively sought after to enhance device performance or create new responses such as for reservoir computing or topological spin structures for highly efficient spin dynamics.
The central aim of this seminar is to bring together researchers working at the forefront of material research, and others who develop and apply novel methods to characterise magnetic properties in such materials, with the scientists who directly investigate spin phenomena on a fundamental level and for applications. For this purpose, renowned scientists will present alongside young talents.

The conference language will be English. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Foundation bears the cost of full-board accommodation for all participants.