Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
A brand-new graduate course!

Physics Department at Brock University is happy to announce that the graduate course on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials is being offered in an intense two-week format during May 9-26, 2014. The course is taught by Dr. Reinhard Kremer of the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany, and an adjunct professor of Physics at Brock. The expected course load is 4 hrs of lecture+tutorial per day, May 9-23, with a final exam on May 26, 2014.

Course description:

Fundamental and device applications of magnetism will be explored: magnetic fields, flux density and magnetization; magnetic materials, magnetic measurements; magnetic properties of materials; domains, domain walls, domain processes, magnetization curves and hysteresis; soft magnetic materials and applications; hard magnetic materials and applications; magnetic recording; new developments and recent progress: magnetic multilayer structures.

The course is open to Brock graduate students in Physics, and it is also available for credit to graduate students of other Ontario Universities through the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Program (OVGS), without having to register at Brock and requiring no payment beyond the usual graduate fees at their home University (though filling out this form is required). The schedule being planned should leave visiting students with ample opportunities to explore the unique natural environment of the Niagara area, with its multitude of hiking and biking trails, cultural heritage sites, and other amenities. Brock Conference Services should be able to help you plan your visit.

Instructor: Prof.Dr. Reinhard Kremer

Dr. Reinhard Kremer is a world-renowned researcher in the field of magnetism. His current research focuses on systems with unusual magnetic ground states (low-dimensional magnetic systems, spin-Peierls systems, spin glasses, geometrically frustrated systems, chiral magnetic systems); novel magnetoresistive materials; new and unusual superconductors; phase separation in high-Tc superconductors; crystal growth; development of new experimental techniques. As of October 2008, his list of publications has 307 entries.

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