Welcome to 4th International Advanced School on Magnonics2022!

July 18-22, 2022

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 2022 (IASM’2022) 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 2022.

  • Quantum Design Europe.

  • Light Machinery - Excelence in Lasers and Optics

  • COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2022.

Invited speakers

  • Adeyeye Adekunle

  • Christoph Adelmann

  • Will Branford*

  • Andrii Chumak

  • Georgy Csaba

  • Oleksandr Dobrovolskii

  • Markus Garst

  • Julie Grollier

  • Dirk Grundler

  • Gianluca Gubbiotti

  • Riccardo Hertel

  • Boris Ivanov*

  • Alex Jenkins

  • Reinoud Lavrijsen

  • Rostislav Mikhaylovskiy

  • Thomas Ostler

  • Philipp Pirro

  • Sebastian Wintz

  • Khalil Zakeri

  • * - 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. Introduction to spintronics and spin currents. Alex Jenkins
  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. Opto-magnonics: All-optical studies. Reinoud Lavrijsen
    4. All-optical switching of the magnetisation. Thomas Ostler
    5. Opto-magnonics: THz spectroscopy and manipulation of the magnetisation. Rostislav Mikhaylovskiy
  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. Sebastian Wintz
  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. Conventional and unconventional spin-wave computing:
    1. Introduction to computing with spin waves. Andrii Chumak
    2. Introduction to neuromorphic computing using spin waves. Georgy Csaba
    3. Neuromorphic computing using magnetic nano-oscillators. Julie Grollier
    4. Computing with magnon gases and condensates. Philip Pirro
  6. Magnonics: Crossing discipline boundaries:
    1. Magnetoelastic waves and transducers at nanoscale. Christoph Adelmann
    2. Magnon fluxonics. Oleksandr Dobrovolskii
    3. Spin waves in artificial spin ice structures. Will Branford*
  7. * - to be confirmed

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 2022

    Abstract submissions openning

    Abstract submissions will open on Monday, March, 1 2022.

  • April 15 April 29 2022

    Abstract submissions deadline

    Abstract submissions will close on Friday, April 15 April 29, 2022

  • April 29 May 13 2022

    Confirmation of Registration and Abstract Acceptance

    Confirmation of Registration and Abstract Acceptance by Friday, April 29 May 13, 2022

  • 1 June 2022

    Confirmation of Financial Support

    Confirmation of Financial Support by Wednesday, June 1, 2022

  • 18 --22 July 2022

    4th International Advanced School on Magnonics – MAGNETOFON

    Coference date -- July 18-22, 2022

Accomodation in Porto!

We strongly suggest to book accommodation as soon as possible because a surge in bookings is expected.

Here is the list of hotels that have given us a special code for accommodations during the school:

Registration & payment

Registration fee

The registration fee is not yet defined but will not exceed 200EUR.


Conference venue

Venue: Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett (Almeida Garrett Library)

Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, Rua de Dom Manuel II, 4050-239 Porto

GPS coordinates: 41.14841576223637, -8.626847813069284

The Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett is situated in the gardens of the Palácio de Cristal, a space for information and vocational leisure. The Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett has a privileged location, near a green space in the heart of the city, and with several spaces, making it a centre of important local activities. The auditorium of the Library is an architectural space of important quality, with a connection to the garden alongside the library. It has the capacity to hold 192 people, with modern sound equipment, projection and lighting systems.

Here is also a link from Google maps.

Biblioteca Municipal Almeida Garrett

Abstract submission

Please email the completed registration form with your abstract, until April 15 April 29th 2021.

Abstract and filled forms shall by emailed to magnonics@fc.up.pt

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


14 Invited Speakers

up to 50 Posters

4 Days

School sponsors

COST - European Cooperation In Science And Technology
Quantum Design Europe
Light Machinery - Excelence in Lasers and Optics
IFIMUP - Universidade do Porto