Chapters Corner

If you are the local chapter chairman reading this, please share with us all that’s happening in your chapter and local area (e.g. talks, people activity, magnetics news, company or university news etc.). Forward a paragraph (or two), a picture, a reference to an interesting article or something inventive or newsworthy (in your opinion) to me at so we can include in the next MagSoc newsletter.


The distinguished lecturers have been active


        Pittsburg Chapter
Jimmy Zhu
Title      : Magnetoresistive RAM
Date     : Oct 18,2004
Loc      : Seagate Research

Chapter Chair: Miklos Gyimesi

        UKRI Chapter
IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP)

The first event will be on the 20th October at the University of York,
and will feature Dieter Weller of Seagate Technology, presenting his
lecture "Assault on Storage Density of 1 Terabit per Square Inch and

The second event will be a UK tour by Bob McMichael, presenting his
lecture "Dynamics, Damping and Defects in Thin Ferromagnetic Films".
Dates are

Oct 25: The University of Glasgow
Oct 27: The University of Sheffield
Oct 29: The University of Exeter

All DLPs will include additional presentations.

Chapter Chair: Mike Gibbs


        St. Louis Combined Chapter meeting announcement
Speaker: Dr. John Chapman
Title: " Wall Watching: The Progress of Domains in Small Elements"
Date: Friday November 12 th 2004
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 am
Location: Washington University in St. Louis, Bryan 304

Chapter Chair: Dave Macke


        Rocky Mountain Chapter ….
has had regular meetings. The meetings are held at the University of Colorado, in collaboration with the Colorado Center for Information Storage and KnowledgeTek. The most recent speakers were

Copies of the talks for our chapter, including most of the above, can be browsed at these talks can be browsed at

In addition, in June the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society sponsored a competition for "Best Student Paper" at the 5th International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers. A committee representing industry, government labs, and the IEEE selected the finalists, and the awards were presented by Richard Dee and David Pappas at the end of the conference. Four awards were presented, with the first place and three "runner-up" receiving cash awards.

Chapter Chair: Dave Pappas

Compiled by

Dr. Richard H. Dee
Magnetics Society Chapters Chair