CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. Int. Conf. and School on Semiconductor Spintronics and Quantum Information Technology, Brugge, Belgium, 4 - 8, August 2003
  2. TMRC 2003 The Magnetic Recording Conference, Santa Clara, California, August 18-20, 2003
  3. SMM16 16th Soft Magnetic Materials Conference, Dusseldorf, Germany, 9-12, September, 2003
  4. AVS Magnetic Interfaces And Nanostructures, Baltimore, MD, November 2-7, 2003
  5. The 9th Joint MMM/INTERMAG Conference, Anaheim, CA, January 5-9, 2004.
  6. 5th Magnetic Microsphere Meeting, Lyon, France, May 20-22, 2004
  7. MML '04 4th International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers, Boulder, CO, June 7 - 11, 2004.
  8. SCM-2004 Second Seeheim Conference on Magnetism, Seeheim, Germany, June 27- July 1, 2004..

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 1

Spintech II
International Conference and School
Semiconductor Spintronics and Quantum Information Technology
Brugge (Belgium), Crowne Plaza Hotel
August 4 - 8, 2003
www.sainc.com/spintech2

The use of spins has been an important component in the rapid progress realized in information science and technology in the last decade of the 20th century, in particular within the context of high-density data storage and read out. While such technology has relied exclusively on metallic magnetic systems, recent developments in the physics of spin-dependent phenomena in semiconductors have now opened the door to fundamentally new technological possibilities that harness electronic spin for semiconductor-based spin electronics and quantum computation. It is hence anticipated that the spin degree of freedom will play a crucial role in the development of information technologies with advanced functionality in the 21st century.

Continuing the themes of the SPINTECH I conference (Maui, Hawaii, May 2001), Spintech II will highlight important progress in the following topics:

This summer school and international conference will focus on the areas of semiconductor "spintronics" and quantum information. It has been organized to discuss the possibilities within these emerging fields. The International Conference and School, scheduled to run from August 4 through August 8, 2003, has the dual purpose of providing (1) an international conference exploring the most recent spintronic developments including the utilization of spin for quantum information science, and (2) an intensive two day lecture series for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, focusing on the fundamental aspects of spintronics taught by experts in this field. For organisational reasons the conference preceeds the school. This school and conference will provide graduate and postdoctoral students with a detailed grounding in the fundamental science and technological opportunities, as well as the latest information in these rapidly changing fields.

On behalf of the Spintech II organisers and advisory committee we hope to meet you in Brugge,
Jo De Boeck and Berry Jonker

SPINTECH II School (7 - 8, August 2003)

Topic 1: Semiconductor Spintronics: Introduction & Overview - Hideo Ohno
Topic 2: Magnetic semiconductor: Materials, experiment and theory
2A. Magnetic Semiconductors: Historical Perspective- Joel Cibert
2B. Magnetic Semiconductors: "New" FMS - Experiment - Nitin Samarth
2C. Magnetic Semiconductors: "New" FMS - Theory - Steve Erwin
Topic 3: Ferromagnetic Metal Spintronics - Ronnie Jansen
Topic 4: Spin Injection, Scattering and Transport (mostly non-coherent)
4A. Injection and Interface Effects - Georg Schmidt
4B. Transport and Scattering - Slava Safarov
4C. Opportunities in Spin Transport - Michael Flatte
Topic 5: Spin Coherence: fundamentals and opportunities - David awschalom
Topic 6: Spins in Reduced Dimensions: primarily Quantum Dots -To be confirmed
Topic 7: Nuclear Spin Polarization - Igor Merkhulov
Topic 8: Quantum Computation: Fundamentals, Approaches, & Current Status

Student participation for Spintech II is given high priority. Scholarships will be offered to help cover associated expenses. See the web site for further information and application forms.

www.sainc.com/spintech2

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 2

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 3

16th Soft Magnetic Materials
Conference (SMM 16)

9 - 12. September 2003
Dusseldorf, Germany

Scope of the Conference
This conference will be the 16th of a series of international meetings devoted to all kinds of soft magnetic materials placing particular emphasis on industrial and application aspects.
The Soft Magnetic Materials Conference provides a forum for the presentation of advances in the study, characterization, production and application of soft magnetic materials. It traditionally brings together scientists from universities, research institutions, and industry who are in the forefront of research on soft magnetic materials.
During the last three decades the SMM Conference has experienced increasing success due to the active participation of the academic world as well as of industry, the selective approach of the most relevant topics and sessions, the high scientific level of contributed and invited communications, and the permanent interest of the industrial world.

Topics:

Dates, Deadlines, and Registration

deadline for paper submission 30. April 2003
deadline for early registration 30. April 2003
conference 9.-12. September 2003
printed proceedings 31. May 2004

Conference Secretariat of SMM 16

D. Raabe, email: smm16@mpie.de
Department for Microstructure Physics and Metal Forming
Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung
Max-Planck-Str. 1
40237 Dusseldorf
Germany
Telefon: +49(0)211-67 92-340 / 278
Telefax: +49(0)211 67 92 - 333
Homepage:www.soft-magnetic-materials16.mpie.de

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 4

AVS MAGNETIC INTERFACES AND NANOSTRUCTURES
DIVISION
AVS 50th International Symposium of the American
Vacuum Society
November 2-7, 2003, Baltimore, MD

The Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures Division (MI) has planned an exciting and comprehensive technical program for the 50th International Symposium of the AVS. The program highlights recent scientific results and technological challenges in the areas of magnetic / spintronic materials, characterization, and devices. Nascent device technologies, new materials such as ferromagnetic semiconductors, and measurement techniques will be covered by invited speakers and contributed presentations in the MI sessions, several of which will be listed jointly with Semiconductors, Thin Films, and Nanoscale Science. In addition, the AVS will host a number of special events in celebration of the 50th anniversary Symposium
** Student travel assistance is available - see the AVS web site!

We invite your participation and abstract submission.Visit the AVS web site for a complete listing of the program and submission instructions: http://www.avs.org/call/ Please see the MI web site for further information on the Leo Falicov Award: http://divisions.avs.org/min/

Abstract deadlines: April 28, 2003 (paper/fax);
May 5, 2003 11:00 pm EDT (email/web)

SESSIONS AND INVITED SPEAKERS

MI 1 + NS SELF-ASSEMBLY & NANOMAGNETISM
M. Farle, Gerhard-Mercator-Universitat Duisburg
C.A. Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MI 2 + SC SPINTRONICS I:
SEMICONDUCTOR SPIN INJECTION &
TRANSPORT

P. Bruno, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure
Physics
A.T. Hanbicki, Naval Research Laboratory
MI 3 + SC SPINTRONICS II: MATERIALS AND DEVICES
C.R. Abernathy, University of Florida
P. Van Dorpe, TU Delft, The Netherlands
MI 4 MAGNETIC RECORDING: HEADS & MEDIA
K.M. Minor, Seagate
MI 5 + NS MAGNETIC IMAGING
A. Schneider, Max-Planck-Institute for
Solid State Research
D.J. Smith, Arizona State University

MI 6 MAGNETIC SPECTROSCOPIES
D.R. Gamelin, University of Washington
MI 7 MAGNETIZATION DYNAMICS
M.R. Freeman, University of Alberta
J.P. Park, University of Minnesota
MI 8 + TF MAGNETIC THIN FILMS
P. Allongue, Univ. P&M Curie, France
MI 9 HIGHLY POLARIZED MATERIALS
J. Z. Sun, IBM T.J. Watson Res. Ctr.
MI 10 TUNNELING AND GMR
S. Yuasa, National Institute of Advanced
Industrial Science & Technology, Japan
A. Zangwill, Georgia Institute of Technology
MI 11 POSTER SESSION
The LEO M. FALICOV STUDENT AWARD
has been established by the Magnetic Interfaces
and Nanostructures division to recognize
outstanding research performed by a graduate
student. Finalists will receive a $500
award. For further information, please
contact Berry Jonker jonker@nrl.navy.mil,
or visit http://divisions.avs.org/min/

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 5

This conference annually brings together scientists and engineers interested in recent developments in all branches of fundamental and applied magnetism. Emphasis is placed on experimental and theoretical research in magnetism, the properties and synthesis of new magnetic materials, and advances in magnetic technology. The Program consists of invited and contributed papers. Abstract booklets will be made available at the Conference, and Proceedings will be published in the Journal of Applied Physics and the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.

http://www.aip.org/mmm/index.html

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 6

5th Magnetic Microsphere Meeting

Scientific and Clinical
Applications of Magnetic Carriers
May 20 - 22, 2004
Lyon, France

Not far from theGrenoble High Magnetic Field Laboratory!

DEADLINES

Topics:
Preparation and Modification of Magnetic Particles
Characterization of Magnetic Particles
Application in Cell Separation and Analysis
Applications in Molecular Biology

Clinical Applications:
Cancer Treatment Hyperthermia
Magnetic Resonance Contrast Enhancement
Drug Delivery

Organized by:
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
Urs Hafeli and Maciej Zborowski
hafeliu@ccf.org

For further information, please check as always our website
http://www.magneticmicrosphere.com/meet2004.htm

http://www.magneticmicrosphere.com

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 7

4th International Symposium
on Metallic Multilayers

(MML '04)

When: June 7 - 11, 2004
Where: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, USA

We wish to inform you of the Metallic Multilayers Symposium to be held in Boulder, Colorado, in June 2004 (MML '04). This upcoming meeting continues the tradition of giving scientists a single-session venue for the presentation of outstanding, cutting-edge research in a relaxed, picturesque setting. Past conferences were held in Kyoto 1992, Cambridge 1995, Vancouver 1998, and Aachen 2001. MML '04 will be held on the campus of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Topics for the conference include both fundamental and applied aspects of magnetic metallic multilayers. The subject matter spans the range from devices to film properties; from spin injection into semiconductors to spin-dependent tunneling; from magnetization dynamics to exchange bias; from magnetic recording media to patterned structures.. to name just a few exciting topics of research. Please mark your calendars, and we look forward to seeing you in Boulder in 2004!

Symposium Co-chairs:
Dr. Thomas J. Silva
Magnetic Technology Division
NIST, US Dept. of Commerce
Boulder, Colorado
USA

Prof. Zbigniew Celinski
Physics Department
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, Colorado
USA

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT 8

Second Seeheim Conference on Magnetism
Seeheim, Germany
June 27- July 1, 2004

SCM is a series of Conferences held every three years under the auspices of the Darmstadt University of Technology. Scientists from 36 countries attended the last Seeheim Conference on Magnetism in 2001. The conference covers the latest developments in the magnetism of nanostructured materials, surfaces, interfaces and nanoparticles.

The location is Lufthansa Training Centre Seeheim. The idyllic climatic resort of Seeheim is situated 43 km south of Frankfurt Airport. The Training Centre is embedded in the Odenwald forest overlooking the Rhine river valley. Here the participants of SCM will find a quiet, natural country environment with everything it takes for concentrated discussions.

CONFERENCE COORDINATORS

M. Ghafari, H. Hahn

Darmstadt University of Technology
Petersenstr. 23
64287 Darmstadt,
Germany

Tel: + 49-6151-16 63 25
Fax: + 49-6151- 16 63 35

scm@tu-darmstadt.de

The complete information of THE SECOND SEEHEIM CONFERENCE ON MAGNETISM (SCM-2004), June 27, 2004- July 1, 2004 is now available at:
http://www.tu-darmstadt.de/magnetism/


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