Spins, Waves and Interactions Workshop in Greifswald

The 9th international workshop on new trends in spintonics, Spins, Waves and Interactions 2024, will take place from August 27 to August 29, 2024 in Greifswald, Germany. The main focus topics are altermagnets and non-collinear antiferromagnets, magnons and ultrafast spin transport.

We are proud to announce another edition of this traditional international workshop and networking event, which aims to bring together both established scientists and young, talented researchers in the field of spintronics. As usual, we will meet at the pleasant venue of the Krupp Kolleg with a series of invited talks and contributed posters. New this year is the organisation of a social programme: an excursion to the nuclear fusion facility in Wendelstein, a public lecture with hands-on experiments, or water sports in the Baltic Sea after the workshop. Student participants will also have the opportunity to apply for student travel grants.


To register, please, complete the registration form and email it to michaela.lammel@uni-konstanz.de before June 1, 2024.

There is no registration fee for participants. Registration includes free lunch at the workshop venue.

Student participants can apply for a travel grant to cover their travel costs within Europe (up to 200 EUR) and a social grant. To apply, please contact the organisers.


Please make sure you book your hotel or other accommodation well in advance. There is no special conference hotel, but there is a limited number of hotels in Greifswald and demand is high in the summer. Please note that accommodation costs will be covered by the participants.

List of suggested hotels (please, check availability directly with the hotel)

In the inner city:

Hotel am Dom (https://hotel-am-dom-greifswald.de/)
Hotel alter Speicher (https://alter-speicher.de/)
Pension Bach (https://pension-bach.de/en/)
Pension Heinrich (https://apartment-pension-heinrich.de/)
Hotel Olive (https://www.olive-greifswald.de/)
Hotel Kronprinz (https://www.hotelkronprinz.de/de/)
Pension Luigi (https://www.pension-luigi.de/)

A bit further away:

Pension da Vito (https://www.pension-vito.de/)
Youth hostel (https://www.jugendherberge.de/jugendherbergen/greifswald-632/portraet/)
Apartmenthotel Hanse City (http://hanse-city.de/)


Greifswald University was founded 1456 and is one of the oldest universities in central Europe. Greifswald is part of the Hanseatic League and it radiates its maritime flair in one of the sunniest regions in Germany.

The seminar will take place at the beautiful ‚Krupp Kolleg,‘ which is situated in the historical center of the old university and city of Greifswald, right next to St. Nicholas' Cathedral. Street address: Martin-Luther-Strasse 14, 17489 Greifswald.


Preliminary layout, to be confirmed.

Tuesday August 27


Public lecture and experiments


Wednesday August 28

Session 1: Magnons and magnon transport
Session 2: Altermagnets
Session 3: Unconventional techniques

Poster session


Thursday August 29

Session 5: THz and optical spintronics
Session 6: Non-collinear antiferromagnets & Strain-related effects
Session 7: Neuromorphic computing



Invited speakers

Davide Bossini, Uni Konstanz
Claire Donnelly, MPI CPFS Dresden
Rouven Dreyer, Uni Halle
Akashdeep Kamra, Uni Madrid
Vilmos Kocsis, IFW Dresden
Alexander Mook, Uni Mainz
Tom Seifert, FU Berlin
Andy Thomas, TU Dresden
Angela Wittman, Uni Mainz

More to be announced.

Social program

Conference dinners

The conference dinners will be held at Brasserie Hermann, Gützkower Straße 1 (Tuesday Aug 27) and Goldmarie, Fischstraße 11 (Wednesday Aug 28).

Public lecture and experiments

The public lecture with experimental demonstrations by Prof. Angela Wittmann and Dr. Alexander Mook will take place on Tuesday 27 at 18:00 (to be confirmed) at the Krupp Kolleg lecture hall and it will introduce various topics in spintronics to a wider audience.

Excursion to the Nuclear fusion facility

Wendelstein 7-X at the Greifswald branch of IPP is a large stellarator with modular superconducting coils, which enable steady state plasma operation in order to explore the reactor relevance of this concept. The excursion will take place on Thursday 29 at 16:00 (to be confirmed) and will include an introductory lecture on the topic and a visit of the experimental hall with the device.

Water sports events

As Greifswald is so close to the Baltic Sea, there are multiple possibilites for water sports (kite surfing, stand-up paddeling, windsurfing, etc.). Typically there is a small group of people who take the opportunity either before or after the workshop to deepen the connections and to get to know each other at the camping in Loissin. There, you can meet casually to kite or windsurf or just to enjoy some time at the sea. If you are interested in joining please book these activites by yourself. Please find here the webpage of the camping and the kite surfing school where you can do courses if you are interested (no previous knowledge is necessary).

If you want to get in contact with other people joining the weekend activities, please contact Michaela Lammel who will help with organizing the groups.

Organisers and contacts

Michaela Lammel
University of Konstanz

Helena Reichlova
Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences

Lukáš Nádvorník
Charles University in Prague


Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Department of Chemical Physics and Optics, Quantum Optics and Optoelectronics Group
Ke Karlovu 3, 121 16 Praha 2, Czech Republic
VAT ID: CZ00216208

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