Today, we have the pleasure to welcome Filipe Guimarães from Forschungszentrum Jülich as our speaker. He will talk about "Dynamical amplification of magnetoresistances and Hall currents up to the THz regime" and stay with us until tomorrow for more discussions about the tight-binding method and modeling of spin transport phenomena.
This week, we welcome Nadine Hauptmann from Radboud University in Nijmegen as our seminar guest. She is a specialist in scanning probe microscopy and works in the group of Alexander Khajetoorians. We are looking forward to her presentation about the new probing capabilities of SPEX (spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy combined with magnetic exchange force microscopy) applied to the ultrathin film system Fe/Ir(111), where nano-skyrmions or spin spirals occur depending on the number of Fe-layers.
The today's seminar will be given by Joanathan Chico from Forschungszentrum Jülich. He will talk about several methods to calculate "Gilbert damping from first-principles methods".
It is a pleasure to have Peter Oppeneer from Uppsala University as our guest today. He will give an overview of the latest developments in the theory of ultrafast magnetization dynamics.
We welcome our current guest scientists from Japan and India. Hiroyuki Fujita from University of Tokyo and Akihiro Okamoto from Tokyo Institute of Technology will stay with us until the middle and end of July 2017 to get inspired for their PhD studies by the Antiferromagnetic Spintronics team. Whereas Shambawi Pandey conducts a two-months internship on "First-Principles Modelling of Spin Relaxation Mechanisms in High-Mobility Chalcogenide Polymers" within the Organic Spintronics team to complete her Bachelor studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.
Reza Mahani has just joined the group and will support the Organic Spintronics team as a postdoctoral researcher. Before he was a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Information and Communication Technology at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
We wish him a good start in Mainz!
Marie Hervé from the group of Wulf Wulfhekel at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology visited us to present her work on new resonance techniques in spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy and ultra-thin films exhibiting non-collinear magnetic structures. We had two very interesting days together in Mainz. Let's join forces to understand spin-transfer torques on the atomic scale!
You can find us in Dresden from March 19-24, where we present our work at the DPG Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Section.
Consult the conference program for more details.
Joo-Von Kim from the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology/CNRS/Université Paris-Sud in Orsay visited the INSPIRE Group for several days. He gave an insightful talk about "Skyrmion dynamics in nanostructures: Breathing modes, oscillators, and the role of disorder". We enjoyed the discussions about skyrmion simulations and hope to see him again soon!
Yesterday, after three months of planning and construction, Jairo Sinova and Mathias Kläui opened the new Communication Zone. The shared communication space will be open for all members of the INSPIRE-Group, SPICE, the Kläui-Lab and their guests. The ComZone allows both groups to meet, discuss and work together on projects in a nice and modern working environment.
At the inauguration both group leaders were looking forward to even more interchange between the groups: "Whether you're just having a discussion over a cup of coffee, or a large scientific meeting, the new ComZone will be the perfect place for you. We like to thank the institute of physics for making this possible, as well as everybody who was involved in this project."