09/10/2017 - 09:00

The topic for the 2017 European School on Magnetism will be Condensed Matter Magnetism : bulk meets nano, part of the Series of the European School on Magnetism. The School will take place from Oct 9th to Oct 21st 2017 in Cargèse, Corsica, France. Registration.

Like previous editions of ESM, the 2017 School aims at providing a thorough understanding of magnetism based on a broad series of fundamental lectures, while offering the latest insights into up-to-date aspects of magnetism with lectures focusing on a special topic. The topic covered in 2017 will be modern aspects overlapping condensed matter in bulk materials on one side, and nanomagnetism/spintronics on the other side. This covers a wide range of fundamental phenomena deeply rooted in condensed matter physics, and opportunities for applications. The detailed topics to covered are: basic concepts, magnetism in matter, tools, magnetization textures and dynamics, materials and effects, industry perspectives. The School will be an opportunity for young scientists from the two fields, to meet, share their expertise and network.

The School is addressed at young scientists, mainly PhD students and post-docs, both experimentalists and theoreticians. It will consist of a ten-day training of lectures and practicals provided by prominent scientists active in today's research, interactive question sessions, access to a library of magnetism-related books, and industrial contributions. The program is available on-line. See also our extensive repository of lecture slides since 2003.

10/09/2017 - 17:00

The first advanced VAMPIRE workshop will be held in the Department of Physics at the University of York, UK between 10th - 15th September 2017. The workshop is targetted at scientists and engineers wishing to study magnetic materials and devices at the atomistic level. The workshop will cover the basic and advanced features of the VAMPIRE code which can be used to study a wide range of magnetic materials and phenomena, from zero temperature ground states, equilibrium properties and magnetization dynamics.

The workshop will be a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions giving hands-on experience of atomistic modelling of magnetic materials with Monte Carlo and Atoimistic Spin Dynamics methods. In addition new developments in the capabilities of atomistic models will be presented by a small selection of speakers to give a flavour of the exciting developments in this area. Finally there will be an opportunity to discuss the future direction of the VAMPIRE code and new features to be developed which can best serve the magnetism and spintronics commmunities.

For more information, please visit:

16/05/2017 - 09:00



We are announcing a Hands-on Workshop for Questaal (, the CCP9 ( flagship code for computing electronic structure. The workshop will take place May 16-19, at Daresbury Laboratory, U.K.; the organizers will cover all local expenses. Questaal is an all-electron code for solids, solving the electronic structure at different levels of theory, including Density Functional Theory, the Quasiparticle Self-Consistent GW approximation, and Dynamical Mean Field Theory. The basis set consists of generalized Linear Muffin Tin Orbitals, or a combination of these with Augmented Plane Waves. The workshop will focus on hands-on tutorials, but there will also be detailed talks comparing density-functional and Green's function approaches to electronic structure. The hands-on part will consist of tutorials explaining how to use the different methods in various contexts. The afternoons will be dedicated to users trying out the codes in guided exercises, or topics of their own choosing. The main codes demonstrated will be: lmf (main density functional code) QSGW package, including self-consistency and response functions QSGW+DMFT package lmgf and lmpg (ASA density functional codes well suited for spintronics applications) For more information and to register for the workshop visit: Questaal is free to use; download it from the bitbucket repository ( We ask you to register; to get an account send email to Megan Grace-Hughes ( The Questaal web site has documentation and many tutorials. Installation is generally easy and hassle-free; the bitbucket also has precompiled binaries for those wanting to try out a code with minimal effort. Bitbucket has a ticketing system to report problems. Sponsors: Psi-k, CCP9, Simmons Foundation

05/04/2017 - 09:00

A one day OOMMF workshop and Hands-On course will be held as a satellite session to the Magnetism2017 conference. It will be held in the teaching laboratory in the Department of Physics. The room is located on the second floor of the teaching tower block. To reach the laboratory, take the lift to the right of the entrance to the Department of Physics and Electronics. The computer room is located within the teaching laboratory.

More information can be found here:

03/04/2017 - 09:00

The next IoP Magnetism 2017 conference will be held in York, 3-4 April 2017. More information will be available on the webpage: .

01/02/2017 - 09:00

The courses will therefore cover all aspects of SpinW (introduction to magnetic structures and linear spin wave theory, handling complex magnetic structures, symmetry analysis, fitting inelastic neutron scattering data, etc.); and Horace (planning an experiment, data visualisation and corrections, simulations, fitting, and more).

The course will be run at the ISIS neutron source, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, UK from Monday 30thJanuary to Friday 3rd February 2017 and is free to attend. For further information and registration please visit

14/12/2016 - 09:00

14-16 December, University of York

Aimed at new postgraduate research students and those more experienced in research but new to magnetism, this three day school will provide training in the basic principles of magnetism and magnetics and an introduction to theory and modelling, experimental techniques, and metrology. It will also provide an excellent opportunity for participants to meet other members of the UK magnetism community.

The first two days of the school will consist of lectures covering topics ranging from fundamental magnetism to advanced experimental techniques similar to the format of previous Winter Schools. There will be a third day devoted to a hands-on tutorial on Vampire, a package which aims to make the atomistic modelling of magnetic materials accessible to all. We hope this will be very useful for all students in broadening horizons, and really encourage students to attend all three days.

The organisers kindly acknowledge support from the IoP Magnetism Group, the UK & NI Chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society (student travel) and the Collaborative Computational Project on Computational Magnetism (EPSRC funded).

Further information and the registration page can be found here:

If you have any queries/questions please contact Dr. Gonzalo Vallejo Fernandez (

14/11/2016 - 09:00

SPR-KKR Hands On course 2016

Daresbury Laboratory, 14-17 November 2016

The aim of the course is to introduce theoreticians as well as experimentalists into the KKR bandstructure method and its use to calculate various electronic and magnetic properties of magnetic solids (see also the Ψk highlight

Emphasis will be put on the fully relativistic formulation, on the implementation of clusters, surfaces and ordered as well as disordered solids, on linear response phenomena and on the calculation of spectroscopic processes and magnetic properties. In addition to the general features of the code, particular focus of the course will be on calculation of magnetic properties, such as exchange couplings and magnetic anisotropies, as well as applications to angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) experiments based on a one step model will be the focus of this course.

To understand and comprehend the formal background and technical details of the KKR method several lectures on corresponding topics will be given by our speakers. For direct applications the first sessions will be devoted to introduce the Munich SPR-KKR program package, including its graphical user interface called xband. The participants will individually work with the various calculation possibilities of SPR-KKR while being guided by tutors. These sessions are meant in particular to introduce the field to inexperienced users, but also more adapted users will have the opportunity to discuss individual problems with the tutors and authors of SPR-KKR.

The course will be held at Daresbury Laboratory in collaboration with the COST Action EUSpec "Modern Tools for Spectroscopy on Advanced Materials: a European Modelling Platform" ( as well as the UK collaborative computational projects CCP9 ( and CCP-mag (http:// There will be a small fee of £50 for the course.

The registration for the course and further information can be found on the following web page:



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