We are very proud to announce that the Young Scientist Award from the European Magnetism Association goes to Libor, "for ground-breaking theoretical predictions of novel spin-splitting mechanisms and antiferromagnetic Hall effect in collinear antiferromagnets, which have ignited the emergent field of topological antiferromagnetic spintronics"
Libor has been in the Mainz INSPIRE team since 2015, where he is now a Research Team Leader. From 2015-2020 he was a PhD student, enrolled in Charles University Czech Republic from which he graduated in 2020. Libor has been a vital part of the INSPIRE group, both intellectually and as a team leader.
We congratulate Libor Šmejkal who has won the second place in the “Best Dissertation Thesis” category in
this year’s Werner von Siemens Award. Libor won the award for the thesis entitled “Topology band theory of relativistic spintronics in antiferromagnets”.
We are proud to have Libor as a valuable team member, colleague and a team leader at INSPIRE.
Open positions for PhD, Master and Bachelor theses and Postdoctoral positions at the Institute of Physics, Solid State Physics:
Our group works on the area of spintronics and nano-electronics. We work as well on other aspects of solid state theory, with a view towards multi-disciplinary approaches. Our group is very dynamic and we try to create an environment with diverse characters and expertise in order to attain a much more powerful approach to the physical challenges that we try to solve.