Welcome to 4th International Advanced School on Magnonics2021!

August 2-6, 2021

Porto, Portugal

   Magnonics – the study of spin waves – continues enjoying a period of rapid growth, fuelled by the recent demonstrations of metamaterials and devices capable of data and signal processing based upon propagating spin waves (magnons). Together with the opportunity for creation of non-volatile, magnetic field controlled and re-programmable devices, the prospect of making such devices also ultrafast, i.e. operating at rates of tens of GHz or even of THz, makes magnonics ever more attractive both for engineers and physicists. Hence, to explore and fully exploit opportunities emerging from fusion with the field of ultrafast magnetism, the 4th International Advanced School on Magnonics 2021 (IASM’2021) this year’s event will be organised in framework of COST Action CA17123 - Ultrafast opto-magneto-electronics for non-dissipative information technology (MAGNETOFON).

   Building upon the success of the previous events, held in St Margherita Ligure (Italy) in 2012, in Exeter (UK) in 2016 and in Kyiv (Ukraine) in 2018, the School’s programme will feature an overview of and introduction into cutting-edge research in magnonics, with an additional focus on cross-disciplinary topics in ultrafast magnetism and beyond. The School is aimed both at early stage researchers already working in magnonics and ultrafast spin dynamics and at experienced researchers further afield who would like to develop their research activities to the School’s topic. The School will also offer an excellent opportunity to share latest discoveries, to exchange opinions and ideas, and to discuss future of spin wave research and prospects for creation of ultrafast spin wave devices. The lectures will be delivered by world-leading experts in magnonics, spintronics and ultrafast magnetism, broadly united under the following five umbrella topics:

   The lectures will be delivered by world-leading experts in magnonics, spintronics and ultrafast magnetism, broadly united under the following five umbrella topics:

  • microwave magnonics,
  • ultrafast and THz Magnonics,
  • spin waves in graded and non-collinear magnets
  • opto-spintronics and magnon spintronics,
  • new frontiers.

   The programme will also feature four panel discussions aiming at exploration of further novel opportunities in physics and technology of spin waves and adjacent research topics:

  • future of microwave magnonics,
  • ultrafast and thz magnonics: opportunities for downscaling,
  • magnetism and optics: removing the borders,
  • search for the next big thing.

   All participants are very welcome to submit abstracts for poster presentations, to enable them to share their recent research results while also fuelling opportunity for fruitful discussions.

   Participation in the School of the eligible EU researchers will be funded by MAGNETOFON. The other participants (e.g. those from outside EU) will need to fund their participation from alternative sources. The costs will however be kept at minimum and inexpensive student’s accommodation will also be available.


  • COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2021.

Invited speakers

  • Gerrit Bauer

  • Andrey Chumak

  • Sergei Demokritov

  • Ricardo Ferreira

  • Markus Garst

  • Dirk Grundler

  • Joachim Gräfe

  • Boris Ivanov

  • Alexandra Kalashnikova

  • Alexei Kimel

  • Ilya Krivorotov

  • Valentine Novosad*

  • Aleksandr Serga

  • Ostler Thomas

  • Khalil Zakeri

  • Sebastiaan van Dijken

  • Adeyeye Adekunle

    Magnonic crystals

  • Yuri Filimonov

    Spin-wave non-reciprocity

  • Gianluca Gubbiotti

    Introduction to ferromagnetism and spin waves in ferromagnets

  • Riccardo Hertel

    Micromagnetics and numerical simulations in magnonics

  • * - to be confirmed

List of sessions / topics:

  1. Microwave Magnonics:
    1. Introduction to ferromagnetism and spin waves in ferromagnets. Gianluca Gubbiotti
    2. Micromagnetics and numerical simulations in magnonics. Riccardo Herte
    3. Magnonic crystals. Adekunle Adeyeye
    4. Spin-wave non-reciprocity. Yuriy Fillimonov
  2. Ultrafast & THz Opto-Magnonics:
    1. Spin waves across the Brillouin zone. Khalil Zakeri
    2. Introduction to antiferromagnetism and spin waves in multi-sublattice magnets. Boris Ivanov
    3. All-optical switching of the magnetisation. Thomas Ostler
    4. Opto-magnonics: All-optical studies. Alexandra Kalashnikova
    5. Opto-magnonics: THz spectroscopy and manipulation of the magnetisation. Alexei Kimel
  3. Ultrafast & THz Opto-Magnonics:
    1. Noncollinear magnetism and spin waves. Markus Garst
    2. Spin waves in nonuniform magnetic textures. Dirk Grundler
    3. Magnonic nano-optics. Joachim Gräfe
  4. Ultrafast & THz Opto-Magnonics:
    1. Introduction to spintronics and spin currents. Ricardo Ferreira
    2. Spin transfer and spin orbit torques. Ilya Krivorotov
    3. Magnon spin and spin currents. Sergei Demokritov
    4. Magnon gases and condensates. Aleksandr Serga
  5. Ultrafast & THz Opto-Magnonics:
    1. Magnetoelectrics. Sebastiaan van Dijken
    2. Quantum magnonics. Gerrit Bauer
    3. Magnon fluxonics. Valentine Novosad*
    4. Computing with spin waves on the nanoscale. Andrey Chumak

Important dates

Details of the program will be announced later.
Information about registration deadlines and costs will be posted on this page soon.

  • 1 March 2021

    Abstract submissions openning

    Abstract submissions will open on Monday, March, 1 2021.

  • 15 April 2021

    Abstract submissions deadline

    Abstract submissions will close on Friday, April 16, 2021

  • 29 April 2021

    Confirmation of Registration and Abstract Acceptance

    Confirmation of Registration and Abstract Acceptance by Friday, November 30, 2021.

  • 12 June 2021

    Confirmation of Financial Support

    Confirmation of Financial Support, December 14, 2021

  • 2 -- 6 August 2021

    4th International Advanced School on Magnonics – MAGNETOFON

    Coference date -- August 2-6, 2021

Abstract submission
will be open soon!

Organising Committee

Our team that is making the substantive and interesting scientific conference

  • Arlete Apolinario (local organiser)
  • Andrei Kirilyuk (co-chair and programme committee)
  • Artem Bondarenko (local organiser)
  • Daniel Silva (local organiser)
  • Florin Ciubotaru (student grants and programme committee)
  • Gleb Kakazei (local co-chair and programme committee)
  • Isabel Alves (local organiser)
  • Joao Horta Belo (local organiser)
  • Joao Ventura (local co-chair and programme committee)
  • Maciej Krawczyk (co-chair and programme committee)
  • Mateusz Zelent (web design and support)
  • Michal Mruczkiewicz (student grants and programme committee)
  • Sergiy Bunyaev (local organiser)
  • Volodymyr Kruglyak (programme chair)

Keep in touch

[email protected]

14 Invited Speakers

up to 50 Posters

4 Days