29/07/2018 - 12:30

For the past 20 years, there has been a UK-wide Summer School for
Condensed Matter Theory.  It is a two week residential course for which you can
receive training credit, and goes into more depth than courses trying to serve
both experimentalists and theorist.  It provides a great opportunity for networking
with young theorists from different universities. It is highly recommended for all first year
PhD students in CM Theory, and second year students who didn't go before.

There is a £1400 cost, with a £500 deposit.  For EPSRC students this is ultimately funded by EPSRC.  EPSRC previously provided central funding, but now they have devolved training budgets they expect your University graduate school to pay from their Doctoral Training Grant.  You will have to discuss the practicalities of this with your local finance office.   Bursaries are available thanks to sponsorship from CCPmag, inter alia.

09/04/2018 - 09:00

The IoP conference Magnetism 2018 will take place in Manchester, April 9-11, 2018. As last year, CCP-mag is supporting the event and co-ordinating a session on computational magnetism. For more information on the conference please follow the link below:

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



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