Recently, the 3rd international MAINZ Summer School New Directions in Spintronics Research was held at Beihang University. Co-organized by MAINZ Graduate School and Spintronics Interdisciplinary Center of Beihang University, it attracted 15 experts in spintronics and over 40 students from Germany, France, Japan, Singapore, Britain, China, etc.
The summer school was aimed at providing graduates and undergraduates with in-depth knowledge of spintronics, one of the hottest fields of modern condensed matter physics. Through lectures, visits to enterprises, discussions, poster presentations and extracurricular activities, the students fully perceived the differences between China and Germany in terms of academic research atmosphere and had an understanding of the status quo in this industry.
The curriculum of the summer school program consisted of four parts, including the session of spin transport chaired by Robert Reeve, the session of spininterface science chaired by Bertrand Dupé, the session of ultrafast spin dynamics chaired by Hans Christian Schneider, and the session of spin devices chaired by Andrii Chumak. These sessions demonstrated the developments and the cutting-edge research findings in the field of spintronics in a detailed and systematic way.
Apart from lectures, the program also served as a platform for cross-cultural communication and conversations. It offered a variety of cultural, scientific and technological activities, including visits to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and the Great Wall, German cooking lessons, etc. Exchanges on academic research took place and friendships were built among the students, who came from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), the University of Kaiserslautern, Nanyang Technological University, Beihang University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Fudan University and so on. According to them, they not only obtained knowledge of spintronics but also appreciated the enthusiasm and charm of Beihangers.
The summer school enhanced the cooperation, exchanges and resource sharing between students and teachers at home and abroad. It broadened their academic vision and stimulated their creativity. Supported by MAINZ Graduate School and Spintronics Interdisciplinary Center of Beihang University, 40 students finished the courses and received certificatesof completion.
Spintronics Interdisciplinary Center of Beihang University attaches great importance to the development of international vision and the ability to conduct academic cooperation in students. It provides various opportunities of exchanges, such as double-degree joint cultivation programs for PhD students, short-term academic exchanges, summer schools and so on. It has been working with German institutions for long and established long-term academic cooperation relationship with world-leading teams in spintronics like JGU and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). A series of activities, such as joint cultivation, project cooperation, exchange visits and lectures, have taken place between the two sides. The success of the 3rd international MAINZ Summer School will promote the cooperation and development of Beihang in the field of spintronics.
Reported by Wang Xinran and Li Sai
Edited by Song Chao
Translated by Li Mingzhu