2021 Joint Physics Colloquium Series Launches

The School of Physics at UNSW announces the Joint Physics Colloquium – a special open lectures series - in collaboration with the University of Sydney. Our 2021 line-up of speakers includes distinguished scientists from all over the world.  Their presentations will showcase new and inspirational research in all areas of physics. 

Our first speaker will be Professor Mathias Kläui from Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and adjunct professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.  Kläui will speak on Antiferromagnetic Insulatronics - Spintronics without magnetic fields.

While known for a long time, antiferromagnetically ordered systems have often been considered ‘interesting but useless’. However, since antiferromagnets potentially promises faster operation, enhanced stability, and higher integration, they could potentially become a game changer for new spintronic devices. 

Kläui says his goal is to “show how antiferromagnets can be used as active spintronics devices by demonstrating the key operations of “reading”, “writing”, and “transporting information” in antiferromagnets.”

Mathias Kläui received his PhD at the University of Cambridge, after which he joined the IBM Research Labs in Zürich. He was a junior group leader at the University of Konstanz and then became associate professor in a joint appointment between the EPFL and the PSI in Switzerland before moving to Mainz. His research focuses on nanomagnetism and spin dynamics on the nanoscale in new materials. His research covers from blue sky fundamental science to applied projects with major industrial partners. He has published more than 300 articles and given more than 200 invited talks. He is a Senior member of the IEEE and, a Fellow of the IOP and APS and has been awarded a number of prizes and scholarships.

He is one of the 2020/2021 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturers.

When:  30 September 4pm (EST)

Link:  https://unsw.zoom.us/j/83722842721