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Special Events

Tutorial on Antiferromagnetic Spintronics

Monday, April 23, 2018. 3:30 – 5:45

Characterisation of Antiferromagnets.
Drs. Kevin O’Grady and Gonzalo Vallejo-Fernandez,
University of York

Making the Invisible Visible: Probing Antiferromagnetic Order in Novel Materials.
Dr. Elke Arenholz,
Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,

Antiferromagnetic Devices.
Dr. Thomas Jungwirth
Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,


Meet the Experts Lunch

Thursday, April 26, 2018. 12:00 – 1:30

Student and post-doc participants of the conference are invited to join experts in their field at lunch time on Thursday for informal discussion. To see a list of avialable “experts” and sign up for a table, please click on the link below. Space is limited!

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How to Get a Job in Industry, Academia or Government Laboratory

Tuesday, April 24, 2018. 5:30 – 7:00

This special evening session will focus on jobs in magnetics research. The three panelists, with distinguished leadership positions in industry, academia and government laboratory, will provide perspectives and advice on how to prepare for, and apply to, research positions. An extended question-and-answer period will follow their presentations. Although this session is primarily intended for prospective and recent graduates, all conference attendees are encouraged to participate.

Dr. Steve Hwang,
Vice President of Product Development, Seagate Technology

Dr. Liesl Folks,
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo

Dr. Lucian Prejbeanu,
Executive Director, SPINTEC, CEA


Panel Discussion: The Future of Information Storage and Memory Technologies

Thursday, April 26, 2018. 5:30 – 7:00

This special evening session features executives from the leading hard disk drive and memory companies discussing the state of the art and future directions of magnetic storage and memory technology. Each will present their vision and roadmap of technology development. What revolutionary approaches will extend the dominance of the hard disk in mass data storage? How and when will magnetic random access memory (MRAM) become competitive? What breakthroughs are still anticipated to keep these technologies growing at historic trends?

The session will be conducted as a panel discussion, with an extended question and answer period following the presentations of the panelists.

Dr. Ed Gage,
Vice President, Seagate Research Group

Dr. Thao A Nguyen,
Senior Vice President of Head Operation, Western Digital Corporation

Dr. Danny Shum,
Fellow eNVM, Technology Development & Research, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore


Plenary Talk: Spintronics Nanodevices

Wednesday, April 25, 2018. 5:00 – 6:00

Prof. Hideo Ohno,
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Development of spintronics nonvolatile nanodevices and their integration with CMOS circuits are critical to realize standby power free, low-power consumption, yet high performance integrated circuits for Internet-of-Things (IoT), high performance computing and artificial intelligence. Endurance and low supply-voltage operation make these spintronics device capable of being used in the place of current volatile working memories such as DRAM and SRAM and beyond. The magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ), a two-terminal nonvolatile spintronic device that can scale down to 20 nm with the perpendicular-easy-axis CoFeB-MgO system, is the device most widely employed for such a purpose. I will review the development of MTJs, and discuss about its ultimate scalability beyond 10 nm by showing MTJs with current induced switching and high thermal stability in the range of 4-8 nm. I will then describe the work on three-terminal devices that separate the write current path from the read current path. Here I focus on devices that utilize spin-orbit torque arising from structures involving heavy metals as well as from antiferromagnets; the latter is shown to operate as analog memory suitable for neuromorphic applications.


Art in Magnetism Contest

Do you see beauty in your work? Do your domain images or TEM scans have aesthetic as well as scientific value? If your research has generated unique or compelling images, we invite you to submit these for display and judging during the INTERMAG conference. We will once again showcase the most artistic images. Cash prizes of US$50 will be awarded to the four best images as determined by our judges and the conference public.

For details of the contest and submission instructions, please click here: Art in Magnetism