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!

06.06.2017 – SPICE Spin Dynamics in the Dirac Systems workshop starts

We welcome the participants of the SPICE Spin Dynamics in the Dirac Systems workshop .

The workshop offer a platform for the knowledge exchange between diverse novel condensed matter domains such as topological insulators and superconductors, Weyl physics, topological Josephson junctions, spintronics in graphene, spin valves, spin-logic devices, quantum magnetism, spin lattices, frustrated magnets, spin liquids, non-trivial spin states, etc.

We wish you all a very productive meeting!

20.12.2016 – INSPIRE Group & Kläui Lab opened new Communication Zone

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."