Patterns and Topology in Micromagnetics

Heraklion, Crete, May 16-17, 2019


This meeting is organised as a satellite to HMM2019 and we will focus on observation and theory of micromagnetic patterns, on mathematical aspects of micromagnetics and on the cross-fertilization between mathematics and physics (theoretical and experimental).

Venue: The meeting will take place at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Crete, in room A304. The Department will provide office space for all participants.


Thursday 16/5
13:00 - 14:00 Reception
14:30 - 15:00 Vito Puliafito, Micromagnetic model of magnetization dynamics in antiferromagnets drive by the SHE
15:00 - 15:30 Riccardo Tomasello, Skyrmion stability and dynamics in ferromagnets
Friday 17/5
11:00 - 11:30 Christof Melcher, Curvature stabilized skyrmions with angular momentum
11:30 - 12:00 Michele Ruggeri, Numerical analysis of the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation
12:00 - 12:30 Peter Fischer, Novel spin textures: Skyrmion 2.0 and beyond
12:30 - 13:00 Mathias Kläui, Stability and Spin Dynamics - what I would like to learn from micromagnetics!
13:00 - 13:30 Stavros Komineas, Skyrmions in ferromagnets and in antiferromagnets
13:30 - 14:00 Discussion


Social Program

Friday 17/6, 5:00 - 7:00 pm: Wine tasting excursion at a local winery.

The event will take place in a vineyard about 25 km from Heraklion. We will start at 4:30 by car. It will include a short tour in the vineyard and wine tasting accompanied with a good variety of snacks.


Stavros Komineas, University of Crete, email:
Riccardo Tomasello, FORTH, email:

The organizers acknowledge support from the project “ThunderSKY,” funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), under grant agreement No. 871.