23.07.2023 Upcoming SPICE Workshop on Hybrid Correlated States and Dynamics in Quantum Materials

The SPICE workshop "Hybrid Correlated States and Dynamics in Quantum Materials" will be held from May 14th to 16th, 2024 at the historic WASEM winery, Ingelheim.

The workshop focusses on correlated states of electrons, that give rise to quantum matter, such as ordered magnets, spin liquids, superconductors, and topological materials. The exciting phenomena hosted and technological applications promised by these states of matter have further inspired the scientific community to engineer hybrids where different ingredients for correlations are provided by separate materials coupled together. Thus, such low-dimensional hybrid nanostructures have enabled engineering novel states of matter with intriguing physics, often not admitted by any single platform.

With the recent developments, theoretical and experimental, time reversal symmetry breaking via magnetism has emerged as a powerful tool to engineer novel unconventional superconducting states and phenomena such as nonreciprocity. At the same time, engineering of the superconducting condensate to bear a net spin employing magnet/superconductor hybrids has been demonstrated. This has opened prospects for superconducting spintronics devices enabling dissipationless spin torques and logic. Further, spin fluctuations appear to play a fundamental role in a large fraction of unconventional and two-dimensional superconductors including the recently discovered states in moiré materials. Therefore, these three seemingly disjoint fields are intricately relying on knowledge from each other and can best be tackled with an overview of all three. Providing this overview and a common discussion platform is the main goal of this workshop.

The workshop shall bring together experts and young researchers from three different communities: (i) Magnetism and Spintronics, (ii) Superconductivity and Strongly Correlated Electrons, and (iii) Low-dimensional nanostructures. The purview includes coherent and incoherent magnetization dynamics in conjunction with the various spintronics effects that allow its manipulation and detection. A key topic will be the recently discovered nonreciprocal effects in magnets e.g., chiral magnons, as well as superconductors, e.g., the superconducting diode effect. Recent discoveries regarding two-dimensional materials, multi-orbital superconductivity, Ising superconductors, topological superconductivity and quantum sensors coupled to magnets will also be central to the workshop portfolio. Employing fluctuations of currents (e.g, flow of spin or vortices) to probe the quantum nature of transport will form an exciting topic of discussion across communities. Finally, the case of spin fluctuations mediated superconductivity, that is believed to underlie a wide range of unconventional superconductors can best be discussed with the three communities present at the workshop.

01.07.2023 Upcoming SPICE Workshop on Terahertz Spintronics: toward Terahertz Spin-based Devices

The SPICE workshop "Terahertz Spintronics: toward Terahertz Spin-based Devices" will be held from October 10th to 12th, 2023 at the historic WASEM winery, Ingelheim.

The workshop focusses on THz spintronics, which is a novel research field that combines magnetism and spintronic with ultrafast optics. Although ultrafast demagnetization of ferromagnetic materials at picosecond timescale has been first observed already three decades ago, recent years have seen the rapid development of THz spintronic devices stemming from ground breaking studies. In the last years, the numerous improvements made in material research (such as on topological insulators and antiferromagnetic materials), interface quality and device engineering have been central to both explore spin-based physics at THz frequencies and investigate to new concepts of spin based THz devices. These cover the full THz block chain (broad and narrowband THz generation and detection, together with control of radiation properties such as polarization and ellipticity) as well as new approaches for THz imaging and encoding THz information. This workshop will bring together world-leading scientists from a broad range of communities, generating further collaborations and developmentsin this emerging field.

You can apply online for the workshop until August 14th, 2023.

26.04.2023 Upcoming SPICE Workshop on Recent Advances in Non-Equilibrium and Magnetic Phenomena In July

The SPICE workshop "Young Research Leaders Group Workshop: Recent advances in non-equilibrium and magnetic phenomena" will be held from July 25th to 27th, 2023 at the historic WASEM winery, Ingelheim.

The workshop focuses on bringing together young researchers from both magnetism and more broad non-equilibrium topics with theoretical and experimental backgrounds and hopes to build future collaborations to advance these fields. Science benefits from diversity, open communication, and different perspectives, and special care has been taken to make this event inclusive and gender-balanced.


26.01.2023 Upcoming SPICE workshop on Altermagnetism in May

The SPICE workshop "Altermagnetism: Emerging Opportunities in a New Magnetic Phase" will be held from June 13th to 15th, 2023 at the historic WASEM winery, Ingelheim.

The workshop focuses on the emerging magnetic material class of altermagnets, that show compensated magnetic ordering and alternating spin-polarization in both the direct and momentum space, with a d-wave (or higher even-parity wave) symmetry. The novel properties of altermagnets have links to many fields of research, such as spintronics, ultra-fast photo-magnetism, neuromorphics, multiferroics, magnonics, topological matter, or superconductivity. The workshop brings together junior and senior scientists from diverse research fields to explore this fascinating newly discovered magnetic phase.

You can apply online for the workshop until April 1st, 2023.

09.01.2023 Upcoming SPICE workshop on Non-equilibrium Quantum Materials Design in June

The SPICE workshop "Non-equilibrium Quantum Materials Design" will be held from June 27th to 29th, 2023 at the historic WASEM winery, Ingelheim.

The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts in quantum materials synthesis with experimentalists and theorists investigating non-equilibrium phenomena to spark a new generation of “non-equilibrium quantum materials design.” This nascent research opportunity builds off of recent discoveries of unique phases and functionalities of quantum matter when driven out-of-equilibrium by optical or electrical stimuli. We hope the workshop will allow us to define short- and long-term goals in the field, and ultimately, establish a community working towards the creation of quantum materials with tailored non-equilibrium responses.

You can apply online for the workshop until April 1st, 2023.

24.11.2022 Upcoming SPICE workshop on Quantum Spinoptics in June

The SPICE workshop "Quantum Spinoptics" will be held from June 13th to 15th, 2023 at the historic WASEM winery, Ingelheim.

The workshop aims at bringing together experts from solid state and quantum optics, with the goal to seed the research area where solid state systems are treated exploiting the knowledge of AMO driven-dissipative platforms, and, vice versa, where quantum optics can exploit concepts from spintronics, magnetism and the physics of correlated materials. Topics include dynamical phase transitions in driven-dissipative ensembles, noise sensing and engineering in light-matter interfaces, quantum optics-inspired pumping schemes applied to condensed matter, and correlated emission and dissipative engineering to build entangled states.

You can apply online for the workshop until April 1st, 2023.

25.07.2017 – SPICE workshop Topology Matters starts

We welcome all the participants to theSPICE Topology Matters workshop. It brings  togetherthe top scientists in the fields of spintronics, superconductivity, topological insulators, and multiferroics in order to explore their connections via topology.

This will also be the first workshop of SPICE where the majority of the typical gender balance has been inverted!!

It promises to be an exciting workshop!