Magnetic Frontiers is the premier topical conference on emerging aspects of fundamental and applied magnetism. The forum provides a range of plenary and invited talks delivered by key researchers in the field as well as oral and poster presentations. As there will be a small number of participants (about 100 people), the conference provides a unique environment for researchers to communicate and discuss the latest developments in magnetism with the leading scientists.

The first conference in the series is related to the emerging topic of Topological Insulators – unique electronic materials that, as well as having a bulk band gap, like in an ordinary insulator, have protected conducting states on their edge or surface that are possible due to the combination of spin-orbit interactions and time-reversal symmetry.


The conference will cover the following topics:

• Materials and interface design

• Characterisation technics

• Electronic transport in topological materials

• Theory and modelling of topological materials

• Prospective for applications


Prof. Matthias Bode, Universität Würzburg

Prof. Albert Fert, Université Paris Sud (Nobel Prize in Physics 2007)

Prof. Ingrid Mertig, Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Prof. Nitin Samarth, Penn State University

Prof. Zhi Xun Shen, Stanford University

Prof. Qi-Kun Xue, Tsinghua University


Prof. Yong Chen, Purdue University

Prof. Chia-Ling Chien, Johns Hopkins University

Prof. Saroj Prasad Dash, Chalmers University of Technology

Prof. Claudia Felser, Max Planck, Dresden

Prof. Thorsten Hesjedal, University of Oxford

Prof. Jenny Hoffman, Harvard University

Prof. Jelena Klinovaja, University of Basel

Prof. Valeria Lauter, Oakridge National Laboratory

Prof. Nadya Mason, Illinois University

Prof. Jagadeesh Moodera, MIT

Prof. Yoshichika Otani, Univ. of Tokyo

Prof. Jing Shi, University of California, Riverside

Prof. Kang Ling Wang, University of California, Los Angeles

Prof. Jian-Ping Wang, University of Minnesota

Prof. Ian A. Young, Intel

Conference-related papers will be published in IEEE Magnetics Letters.


7 February 2017: 1st Call for papers

5 May 2017: 2nd Call for papers

5 May 2017: Abstract submission open

1 June 2017: 3rd Call for papers

15 June 2017: Abstract submission close

1 July 2017: Notification of orals and posters acceptance

15 July 2017: Registration opens

1 September 2017: Early Registration deadline

18-21 September 2017: Magnetic Frontiers: Topological Insulators


As the conference maintains a limited number of participants (100), the Scientific Committee will make a selection of contributed talks and posters, based on the abstracts received.

Abstract submission via website/mail –