International Center for Nano-Systems (ICNS)
Advances in Nanoscience Applications
Workshop from July 12th–13th, 2015

The goal of the ICNS is to foster creativity, optimize learning conditions and to bring scientists from all educational levels, and from different disciplines together to tackle the ambitious challenges in developing impactful cognitive and spintronic technologies.


The International Center for Nano-Systems (ICNS) has been formed as part of the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship awarded to Stuart Parkin.

The opening workshop takes place in the conference center at Buckingham House, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.

The workshop begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday July 12th and ends at 5 p.m. on July 13th. It is the formal opening workshop of the recently established ICNS. Experts in the field have been invited for talks, poster presentations and scientific discussions.

Invited speakers are

  • Naga Phani Aetukuri, IBM Research Almaden
  • Barbara Albert, Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Sam Bader, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Anthony K. Cheetham, University of Cambridge
  • Michael Coey, Trinity College Dublin
  • Russell Cowburn, University of Cambridge
  • Judith Driscoll, University of Cambridge
  • Richard Friend, University of Cambridge
  • Masamitsu Hayashi, National Institute for Materials Science
  • Aharon Kapitulnik, Stanford University
  • Bernhard Keimer, MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
  • Peter Littlewood, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Sadamichi Maekawa, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
  • Jochen Mannhart, MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
  • C.N.R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Adv. Scientific Research
  • Theo Rasing, University Nijmegen
  • D. D. Sarma, Indian Institute of Science
  • Matthias Scheffler, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
  • Nicola Spaldin, ETH Zürich
  • Susanne Stemmer, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • Roser Valenti, University of Frankfurt
  • Binghai Yan, MPI for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden
  • Hyunsoo Yang, National University of Singapore
  • Shoucheng Zhang, Stanford University


Is available at  Murray Edwards College and Churchill College, which is close by the workshop location.

Abstract submission till June 30th, 2015

Please send your abstracts for poster contributions as a pdf document to

Target Audience 

Interested Master and PhD students as well as postdocs. Please register and transfer the workshop fee.

We have a limited number of places.


Costs include the program, coffee breaks, lunch, diner on July 12th, 2015 as well as accommodation with breakfast in a single/twin or double bedroom. Costs have to be paid upon registration to the below bank account. Cancellation is not possible and will result in full charge of the cost.

Reference: ICNS – Your Name
Account holder: Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics
Deutsche Bank München
IBAN: DE77 7007 0010 0195 1300 28

Registration fee (until July 04, 2015): 500,-€


Please click here for registration.

Registration is open till July o4th, 2015

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