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European School on Magnetism 2023

From 4 to 15 September 2023, I participated in the 2023 European School on Magnetism (ESM 2023). The topic was “Nanomagnetism for emerging technologies”, and the school was held in a mixed format: both onsite in Madrid, Spain, and online. The online lectures and tutorials covered a wide range of topics from fundamentals of magnetism to advanced detection and fabrication techniques, as well as modern applications. I also used the chance to present our work online and was awarded a poster prize, which included a voucher for free attendance to the International Conference on Magnetism conference ICM2024 to be held in Bologna. I am looking forward to attending this conference, which would provide a great opportunity for further networking and sharing iStOMPS ideas among the magnetic community.

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CLEO Europe 2023

On June 26-30, 2023, Lorenz and Elizaveta attended the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Europe – European Quantum Electronics Virtual Conferences (CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2023), which took place in Munich, Germany. CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2023 are Europe’s largest conferences on photonics, laser technology, and related research fields. The conference program featured plenary and keynote lectures, tutorials, talks, and poster sessions. We also visited the huge exhibition LASER World of PHOTONICS to see the latest trends and innovations in photonics industry.

Elizaveta delivered a talk titled “Generation of Tunable Narrowband Azimuthally Polarized Pulses for Magnetic Excitation of Eu3+ Ions” in the session “Ultrafast Spectroscopy”. She described a developed experimental setup for generation of narrowband spectrally tunable ultrafast pulses with azimuthal polarization.

Elizaveta presenting her talk at the CLEO Europe 2023

Lorenz presented a poster “Particle-in-Cell simulations of ultrashort optical laser pulses for magnetic field enhancement and electric field suppression” with his investigations of metallic apertures of various shapes and their role in the magnetic field enhancement.

f.l.t.r.: Rodrigo Martín-Hernández from University of Salamanca, Lorenz presenting his poster, Elizaveta

We enjoyed the diverse scientific program, social dinner, networking, meeting our collaborators, as well as Munich sightseeing and cultural events.

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DoSChem Retreat 2023

Lorenz, Rahul, and Sebastian visited the retreat of Panel A of the Vienna Doctoral School in Chemistry (DoSChem) from 20.3. to 22.3. held in Zeillern, where both Rahul and Lorenz presented their posters summarizing their latest works.

Rahul’s poster, ” Spin-Orbit Coupling in Europium (III) Ions Treated with Selective Quasi-Degenerate Perturbation Theory” explained a methodology to obtain accurate electronic energy levels for Eu3+ based on selecting specific spin-free states.

Lorenz’s poster, “Simulations of magnetic field enhancement and electric field suppression with nano-sized metal apertures”, showed how to enhance the magnetic part of electromagnetic radiation with the use of different apertures.

Along with the social activities, inspiring talks, and posters presented by all of the members of DoSChem and the invited speakers, the team enjoyed their visit to Zeillern.

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SAMOP23

From 5.3. to 10.3.2023, Lorenz attended the DPG Spring Meeting of the Atomic, Molecular, Quantum Optics and Photonics Section (SAMOP) which took place in Hannover in Germany. He presented a poster about simulations of magnetic field amplification and electric field suppression in ultrashort optical laser pulses.

Lorenz presenting his poster at the SAMOP23

In his poster, he explained the potential of differently shaped metal apertures to locally enhance the magnetic field while surpresssing the electric field. These findings deliver valuable information for the experimental realization of Sub-Project A. Next to the inspiring talks and poster presentations of an overall quite young scientific community he enjoyed the trip to the PTB Braunschweig very much.

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58th Symposium of Theoretical Chemistry

From 18.9. to 22.9.2022, Lorenz, Rahul, and Sebastian visited the 58th Symposium of Theoretical Chemistry in Heidelberg in Germany. Lorenz presented particle-in-cell simulations of azimuthally polarized beams interacting with metal apertures to generate isolated, amplified magnetic fields. Rahul’s poster showed spin-orbit complete active space second-order perturbation theory computations of Eu3+ ions. Sebastian presented nonadiabatic dynamics simulations using the SHARC software package. We enjoyed very nice talks, poster discussions, hikes, and social get-together.

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SPECATMOS Summer School

From 15th to 20th of May 2022, Elizaveta and Valentina visited the International Summer School SPECATMOS on the “Spectroscopy and Atmosphere: Measurements and Modelling”, which took place in Fréjus (France). There was a 1-week programme for lectures, tutorials, poster sessions, and networking.

Elizaveta presented a poster titled “Time-Resolved, State-Selective Spectroscopy of Laser-Ignited Plasma in Atmosphere”, where she also explained the work principles of a streak camera. We plan to use this precise spectroscopic tool to study luminescence of Eu3+ ions and other potential targets.