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KITP Conference: Spintronics (Mar 20-24, 2006)
Coordinators: David Awschalom, Gerrit Bauer, Michael Flatté, Daniel Loss, Allan MacDonald, Dan Ralph

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Monday, March 20, 2006

Materials and Quantum Computing
Talk 40 mins + 20 mins Discussion

Session Chair: Jeremy Levy

8:50am Martin Einhorn
(KITP Deputy Director)
Welcome
9:00am Daniel Loss
(Basel)
Spin Qubits in Single and Double Quantum Dots and Decoherence Due to Nuclear Spins [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Hideo Ohno
(Tohoku)
Interaction between Spin Polarized Current and Localized Spins in Ferromagnetic Semiconductors [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Jason Petta
(Harvard)
Preparing, Manipulating and Measuring Quantum States On a Chip [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Chris Palmstrom

2:00pm Stuart Parkin
(IBM Almaden)
The Magnetic Race Track - Current Driven Motion of Domain Walls [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30pm Dan Ralph
(Cornell)
Magnetoresistance and Magnetic Dynamics on the Nanoscale [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Spin Transport
Talk 40 mins + 20 mins Discussion

Session Chair: Carlo Beenakker

9:00am Gerrit Bauer
(Delft)
Challenges in Magnetoelectronics [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Paul Crowell
(Minnesota)
Electrical Spin Injection, Accumulation, and Detection in Ferromagnet-Semiconductor Heterostructures [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Christian Schönenberger
(Basel)
Gate-Controlled Magnetoresistance [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Carlos Egues

2:00pm William Rippard
(NIST)
Microwave Dynamics and Phase Locking in Spin Transfer Nanostructures [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30pm Peter Schiffer
(Penn State)
Frustration by Design: Artificial Spin Ice [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Optical Spin Manipulation
Talk 40 mins + 20 mins Discussion

Session Chair: Pawel Hawrylak

9:00am Michael Flatté
(Univ. Iowa)
The Optical Properties of Spintronic Systems: Open Theoretical Issues [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Gerhard Abstreiter
(Walter Schottky Inst.)
Spin Control and Dynamics in Single and Coupled InGaAs Self-Assembled Quantum Dots [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Dimitri Basov
(San Diego)
An Infrared Probe of the Electronic Structure and Ferromagnetism in Ga1-xMnxAs [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Guido Burkard

2:00pm John Sipe
(Toronto)
Coherent Optical Generation of Ballistic Spin Currents [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30pm Tom Kennedy
(Naval Research Lab)
Limiting Lifetimes for Localized Spins in GaAs [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm POSTER SESSION
5:00pm WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION
6:00pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI Time may vary


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Spin Physics and Advanced Instrumentation
Talk 40 mins + 20 mins Discussion

Session Chair: Ingrid Mertig

9:00am Allan MacDonald
(Texas)
Some Theory Challenges for Spintronics [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Bert Halperin
(Harvard)
Issues in the Spin Hall Effects [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Vanessa Sih
(UCSB)
Imaging the Spin Hall Effect and Current-Induced Spin Polarization in a Two-Dimensional Electron Gas [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Chris Hammel

2:00pm Dan Rugar
(IBM Almaden)
Magnetic Resonance Force Microscopy: The Quest for a Molecular Structure Microscope [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30pm Jo Stöhr
(Stanford)
X-ray Imaging of Spin Current Driven Magnetization Dynamics [Slides][Podcast][Vid][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Olle Heinonen
(Seagate)
Materials, Microstructure, Magnetism, and Spin Transport: The Physics Soup of Magnetic Recording [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI


Friday, March 24, 2006

von Molnár Symposium: New Directions and Opportunities

Session Chair: Stuart Wolf

9:00am David Awschalom
(UCSB)
Manipulating Spin Coherence in Semiconductor Structure [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am MORNING BREAK
10:30am Michael Coey
(Trinity College)
Dilute Magnetic Oxides and d0 Ferromagnetism [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:30am Robert Buhrman
(Cornell)
Spin Torque and Magnetic Tunnel Junctions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Art Gossard

2:00pm Stephan von Molnár
(Florida State)
Submicron Magnetometers and their Applications to the Study of Nanomagnetism and Biosensing [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:30pm Steven Watts
(Groningen)
Paramagnetic Spin-Pumping with Microwave Magnetic Fields [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Emmanuel Rashba
(Harvard)
Spintronics of Spin-Orbit Coupled Systems: Achievements and Challenges [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm Nitin Samarth
(Penn State)
Spin Transport in Magnetic Semiconductor Heterostructure [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:00pm Alan Heeger
(Nobel Laureate, Santa Barbara)
Alchemist's Gold: The Remarkable One-Dimensional Hg Chain Compound [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm Closing Remarks
6:00pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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