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Workshop on Optomagnonics in Erlangen, June 26-28 2017


Optomagnonics is a newly developing topic where one studies the coupling of light to magnon excitations in solids. This workshop will gather groups working in this area and related areas, such as spin-light coupling in atomic clouds, spintronics, and magnonics in general.



Silvia Viola Kusminskiy (main contact person)

Florian Marquardt


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mikael Afzelius (Geneva)
  • Gerrit Bauer (Tohoku University & Delft)
  • Yaroslav Blanter (Delft)
  • Sergej Demokritov (Muenster)
  • Michael Flatté (Iowa)
  • Dirk Grundler (EPFL)
  • James Haigh (Cambridge)
  • Can-Ming Hu (Manitoba)
  • Hans Huebl (WMI - Munich)
  • Alexy Karenowska (Oxford)
  • Johannes Majer (Vienna)
  • Yasunobu Nakamura (Tokyo)
  • Andreas Nunnenkamp (Cambridge)
  • Philipp Pirro (Kaiserslautern)
  • Eugene Polzik (Copenhagen)
  • Sebastian Probst (Saclay) 
  • Hugues de Riedmatten (ICFO - Barcelona)
  • Dan Stamper-Kurn (Berkeley)
  • Youtarou Takahashi (Tokyo)
  • Hong Tang (Yale)
  • Koji Usami (Tokyo) 


When and Where: The workshop will span three full days, from 9:00 AM of Monday June 26 to 6:00 PM of Wednesday June 28, and will take place at the brand new building of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany.


Please find a pdf of the program here.


Registration Information:

In order to register for participation in the workshop, please send an e-mail to Ms. Gesine Murphy with the following information: 

1) Full Name
2) Institution
3) Would you like to present a poster?

Registration is open until Friday, June 2nd. There is no registration fee.

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