We are delighted to announce the SPICE-Workshop on “Spin Cavitronics» which will be held from the 15th to the 18th of May 2018 at the Schloß Waldthausen, Mainz.


Cavity (quantum) electrodynamics, originally invented in order to enhance matter-light interaction in atomic physics, has developed into an ubiquitous technique to study condensed matter systems, such as semiconductor quantum dots, diamond NV centers, donor spins in silicon, Josephson-junction qubits, nanomechanical systems, etc. Recently, ferromagnets in cavities have been shown to hybridize with microwaves and (more weakly) with light photons. We observe now the emergence of the interdisciplinary field “Spin Cavitronics” that brings together the optical and microwave cavity communities with researchers from magnetism and spintronics, also involving superconductivity, plasmonics, phononics, mechanics, and AMO groups. The present workshop is intended to facilitate interaction between the leaders of these fields and lure prospective newbies.

SPICE will provide accommodation and catering for the duration of the workshop for each participant at the beautiful location of the Schloß Waldthausen in Mainz.

Applications to participate in the workshop must be made online before the 15th of February 2018 (http://www.spice.uni-mainz.de/spin-cavitronics-2018/). We will inform the applicants of acceptance in March 2018. The participation fee for non-speakers is 500 euros (includes lodging).