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KITP Conference: Concepts in Spintronics
(Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2013)
Coordinators: Leon Balents, Gerrit Bauer, Allan MacDonald, Yaroslav  Tserkovnyak
Scientific Advisor: Stuart Parkin

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Session: Spin-Orbit-Induced Spin Torques, Chair: Yaroslav Tserkovnyak (UCLA)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP Director) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Robert Buhrman (Cornell) The Giant spin Hall effect, spin torque, and interfacial spin-orbit phenomena in multilayer ferromagnetic/normal metal nanostructures[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Masamitsu Hayashi (NIMS) Spin orbit torques and current induced domain wall motion in magnetic heterostructures[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

Session: Spin Torques and Pumping, Chair: Yaroslav Tserkovnyak (UCLA)

11:00am Arne Brataas (Trondheim) Symmetry of current-induced spin-orbit torques
11:45am Tom Silva (NIST) New directions in spin current research at NIST, Boulder[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: New Spintronic Materials, Chair: Allan MacDonald (UT Austin)

2:00pm Yoshinori Tokura (RIKEN) Skyrmion dynamics and topological transport phenomena[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Leonid Butov (UCSD) Spin currents in a coherent exciton gas[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Ian Spielman (Maryland) The spin-Hall effect observed in an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Jake Koralek (UC Berkeley) Spin transport in the 2D electron gas and strongly spin-orbit coupled materials[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Session: Topological Materials, Chair: Leon Balents (UCSB)

9:00am Nitin Samarth (Penn State) Interfacing topological surface states with magnetism[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Joel E. Moore (UC Berkeley) Topological edge and surface states: effects of magnetic and superconducting perturbations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Victor Galitski (Maryland) Topological Kondo insulators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Andrei Bernevig (Princeton) Topological insulators without spin orbit coupling[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Current-Induced Domain-Wall Motion, Chair: Gen Tatara (RIKEN)

2:00pm Mathias Kläui (Mainz) Field- and current-induced domain wall dynamics
2:45pm Xiang-Rong Wang (Hong Kong) Instability of Walker propagating domain wall solution of 1D LLG equation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm Teruo Ono (Kyoto) Current-induced domain wall motion: Spin-transfer torque vs spin Hall torque[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Geoffrey Beach (MIT) Current-driven dynamics of chiral ferromagnetic domain walls[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Session: Nonelectrical Spin Generation, Chair: Gerrit E. W. Bauer (Sendai/Delft)

9:00am Joseph Heremans (Ohio State) Heat transport by magnons, phonon-drag, and their role in the spin Seebeck effect[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Ken-ichi Uchida (Sendai) Generation of spin currents from heat, sound, and light
10:30am

Morning Break

Session: Spin-orbit-induced currents and torques, Chair: Gerrit E. W. Bauer (Sendai/Delft)

11:00am Sadamichi Maekawa (JAEA) Theory of spin current generation in spintronics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Jairo Sinova (Texas A&M) Anti-damping intrinsic spin-orbit torque arising from Berry phase[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Nonferromagnetic Spintronics, Chair: Jelena Klinovaja (Harvard)

2:00pm Ewelina Hankiewicz (Würzburg) Spin helical transport in superconducting topological insulators[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Joerg Wunderlich (Cambridge) Antiferromagnetic spintronics
3:30pm

FREE AFTERNOON/ SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Session: Quantum Dots and Nanowires, Chair: Igor Zutic (SUNY)

9:00am Seigo Tarucha (Tokyo) Josephson Effects for Quantum Dots and Nanowires
9:45am Mark Rudner (Copenhagen) Dynamical nuclear polarization oscillations in quantum dots: Key aspects of electron-nuclear spin dynamics revealed[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Daniel Loss (Basel) Helical spin textures and Majorana fermions[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Dominik Zumbuhl (Basel) Evidence for helical nuclear spin order in GaAs quantum wires[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

Session: Spin-Orbit Interactions in Metals, Chair: Jelena Klinovaja (Harvard)

2:00pm Ingrid Mertig (Halle) Spin Hall and Spin Nernst Effect from first principles[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Hubert Ebert (Munich) Theoretical description of the anomalous and spin Hall effects in disordered alloys using the Coherent Potential Approximation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

POSTER PITCH TALKS, Chair: Jelena Klinovaja (Harvard)

4:00pm Presenters Poster Pitches[Podcast][Aud][Cam]

POSTER SESSION

5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, October 04, 2013

Session: Electrical Control/Detection of Magnetization Dynamics, Chair: Jose-Carlos Egues (Univ. Sao Paulo)

9:00am Ilya Krivorotov (UC Irvine) Nanowire spin Hall oscillator[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Yoshichika Otani (Tokyo) Inverse spin Hall effect as a means to study non-linear spin fluctuation[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Axel Hoffmann (Argonne) Electric control and detection of spin waves[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Rosa Lopez (Univ. Balearic Islands) In Memoriam: Markus Büttiker[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:50am Gerrit E. W. Bauer (Sendai/Delft) Closing Remarks[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

END OF CONFERENCE/ SHUTTLE