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May 24 to June 04

Workshop dates to be confirmed




Motivated by recent observations of highly coherent magnons in special systems and geometries, the role of coherent magnons in quantum coherent systems is under intense investigation. Quantum magnonics is the field of manipulation and control of magnons based on structural or field-dependent features, as well as the probing of countable numbers of magnons in quantum systems. For example, cooling of a magnon mode to well below a thermodynamically accessible temperature, or the generation of magnon lasing. Central to our program are access to individual quanta of spin waves, and coupling to other coherent systems, which may be sources or elements of hybrid quantum systems. These include optical cavities, superconducting systems, microwave resonators, and localized spin systems in solids, such as spin centers in diamond or silicone carbide. New questions have been raised, including the limits of magnon coherence, the limits on the strength of magnon coupling to other quantum systems, and the potential to realize features from other quantum systems (squeezed states, teleportation) within the magnon system. This long-term workshop will be first of its kind, with the intention of coordinating the attention of the community on central questions to guide research in years to come.




Our program should consist of the following 3 weeks, each kicked off with an in-depth pedagogical tutorial, an experimental overview by a leading expert, and a focused mini-workshop composed of invited technical talks on Monday/Tuesday.


Week 1: Coherent coupling between magnons and other quantum systems: localized spin systems and superconductors;

Week 2: Optical couplings to magnons; coherent Brillouin scattering, optomagnonics, cavity coupling;

Week 3: Spin dynamics in ferromagnetic insulators, geometric control of magnon properties, synthetic ferrimagnets, magnonic crystals, condensation of magnons, superradiance, superfluidity.


The rest of each week will be fully devoted to informal presentations by the participants, discussions, andcollaborations. We believe, from our previous experience using the above format that extended periods have the advantage of bringing together more closely related experts in each week. There should also be several poster sessions during the weeks of workshop.




In order to assist the organizing staff to timely issue invitation and visa letters, book accommodation and communicate important information, the prospective particpants are kindly asked to regsiter by clicking on the "Register" button at the top of this page.

Registration deadline: March 11, 2020



The policy of the International Institute of Physics with respect to organization of events demands collecting a registration fee from the participants. Members of the local community (institutions in Natal) are considered as free listeners and are exempt from paying the fee.

Students = R$ 400 Brazilian reais

Postdocs/Professionals = R$ 800 Brazilian reais

*Registration fee is accepted in cash only.

** Information about lodging will be posted soon.


Available for those who qualify for financial help. You may apply for financial support when filling out your registration form (Registration page).


For more information, please contact our events department at:

Speakers Name Talk Title
Akashdeep Kamra

Invited speaker

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Quantum Magnonics: Realizing ideas from quantum optics with magnets, and going beyond!

Alexy Karenowska

Invited speaker

Magdalen College Oxford

Planar device architectures for superconducting quantum magnonics

Can-Ming Hu

Invited speaker

University of Manitoba


Denis Ricardo Candido

Invited speaker

USP - São Carlos


Gen Tatara

Invited speaker



Georg Johannes Schmidt

Invited speaker

University of Halle-Wittenberg

YIG nanostructures for magnonics

Gerrit Bauer

Invited speaker

Tohoku Univerisity

Theory of Magnons in Yttrium Iron Garnet

Greg Fuchs

Invited Lecturers

Cornell University

Magneto-thermal microscopy of spin-torque switching and uncompensated moments in antiferromagnetic materials

Helmut Schultheiss

Invited speaker

Technische Universität Dresden

Magnon Transport in Spin Textures

Ingrid Mertig

Invited speaker

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Michael Tobar

Invited speaker

ARC Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems

Implementations of Cavity-Magnon Polariton Systems: from Ultra Strong Coupling to Applications in Precision Measurement and Fundamental Physics

Olle Heinonen

Invited speaker

Argonne National Laboratory


Oney Soykal

Invited speaker

DARPA Defense Sciences Office


Rembert Duine

Invited speaker

Utrecht University

Event horizons for spintronics

Sérgio Rezende

Invited speaker

Federal University of Pernambuco

Endowing phonons with spin via coherent coupling with magnons

So Takei

Invited speaker

Queens College

Probing Quantum Paramagnets using Spin Hall Noise Spectroscopy

Wolfgang Belzig

Invited speaker

University of Constance

Quantum squeezing and coherence of magnons detected by spin transport

Yaroslav Blanter

Invited speaker


Quantum hydrodynamics of vorticity