MAINZ Lecture Series

Lecture Series "Fundamentals of Materials Science"

Date: Wednesdays according to the announced program
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Seminar room MAINZ, Staudinger Weg 9, third floor, room 03-122

The lecture series is intended as a survey of selected hot topics in the area of materials research. Internal or external speakers are asked to highlight in a concise lecture of about 45 minutes an exemplary topic of their work, or give an overview over a selected area within Materials Science. Lecturers will be invited and introduced by MAINZ students with a 15 minutes introductory talk to make the scientific talk´s more accessible for the multisiciplinary audience. The scientific talk will be followed by an intense discussion of the topics raised in the lecture. The lecture should not be too specialized and should also allow those MAINZ students to follow who are not directly working in the field. Speakers are particularly encouraged to emphasize the challenges and the future directions in the various fields as well as the interdisciplinary cooperation which is required for achieving the scientific and/or technical goals.

It is intended that the lecture series serves as a regular meeting point for the MAINZ students and stimulates interchange. Accordingly we will continue our previous tradition and start each lecture with a free breakfast starting 8:45 am.


Dates of lectures in the Winter Term 2017/2018:

29.11.2017 Dr. Bertrand Dupé (Institute of Physics, JGU Mainz) introduced by Marie Böttcher
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06.12.2017 Dr. Kramer Campen (Department of Physical Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institute of MPG Berlin) introduced by Lisa Dreier
"Towards Experimentally Probing Reaction Mechanism(s) in (Photo)electrochemistry"

07.02.2017 Dr. Olga Caballero-Calero (Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology, Madrid, Spain) introduced by Sven Heinz
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21.03.2017 Prof. Adam Foster (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2017, Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University, Finland) introduced by Hagen Söngen
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TBD Dr. Martin Letz (MAINZ External Faculty, Schott AG Mainz)
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Dates of lectures in the Summer Term 2017:

03.05.2017 Prof. Andrei Slavin (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2014, Oakland University, Department of Physics, Michigan, USA)
"Current-induced dynamics in dielectric antiferromagnets"

10.05.2017 Jun.-Prof. Marialore Sulpizi (Institute of Physics, JGU Mainz)
"Water interfaces: structure and vibrational spectroscopy from ab initio simulations​"

24.05.2017 Dr. Mathias Weiler (Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich)
"Spin dynamics in the presence of strong spin-orbit interaction"

07.06.2017 Dr. Peter Virnau (Institute of Physics, JGU Mainz)
"Classical Computer Simulations in Statistical Physics and Materials Science"

21.06.2017 Jun.-Prof. Matteo Rizzi (Institute of Physics, JGU Mainz)
​"Quantum & Tensor Network Simulation of Many-Body Problem"

05.07.2017 Dr. Frederik Wurm (Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research)
"The potential of synthetic phosphorus-containing polymers: bio- and flameretardant applications"

12.07.2017 Prof. Malcolm Halcrow (School of Chemistry, University of Leed, UK)
"Spin-Crossover Compounds – Thermal, Optical and Magnetic Switches from Simple Metal Complexes"

16.08.2017 Prof. Eiji Saitoh (Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan)
"Magnon and spinon as a spin current carrier"

06.09.2017 Prof. David Landau (Center for Simulational Physics, University of Georgia, USA)
"Combined spin dynamics-molecular dynamics simulations of BBC iron with vacancies"

Dates of lectures in the Winter Term 2016/2017:

09.11.2016 Prof. Sebastian Seiffert (JGU Mainz, Germany)
"Small but Smart: Sensitive and Supramolecular Microgels as Microcapsules and Model Colloids"

30.11.2016 Dr. Andrii Chumak (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
"Spin-Wave logic devices"

25.01.2017 Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte (INSPIRE Group Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany)
"Introduction to magnetic skyrmions – topological magnetic textures"

08.02.2016 Dr. Jurgen Smet (MPI for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany)
"Squeezing the best out of graphene: graphene hybrid architectures"

Dates of lectures in the Summer Term 2016:

27.04.2016 Prof. Dr. Eva Wolf (Institute of Botany, JGU, Mainz, Germany)
"X-ray crystallographic analyses of biological clock mechanisms"

11.05.2016 Jürgen Senker (Chair of Inorganic Chemistry III, Uni Bayreuth, Germany)  "Selective host-guest interactions in porous materials studied with NMR crystallography"

11.05.2016 Prof. Dr. Andrei Slavin (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2014, Department of Physics, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA)
"Transfer of a spin current through an antiferromagnetic insulator"
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm

08.06.2016 Dr. Bernd Reifenhäuser (President of the GIP Research Institute, Mainz, Germany) 
"QGrid: PaketbasierterStromtransport. Eine verrückte Idee auf dem Weg zur Umsetzung. Physiker in der Industrie:"

22.06.2016 Dr. Benjamin Stadtmüller (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)
"Time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy: An ultrafast clock to study electrins dynamics at surface, interfaces and condensed matter"

24.06.2016 (Friday) Prof. Junpei Yamanaka (Nagoya City University)
"Thermoresponsive crystallization of charged colloids"
Time: 2:15 pm | Location: Lorentz-Room, Staudinger Weg 7, fifth floor, room 05-127

29.06.2016 Dr. Matthias Barz (JGU Mainz, Germany)
"Polymer-based Nanomedicines From Concepts & Lessons Learned to amterial Aspects & Future Perspectives"

27.07.2016 Dr. Xavi Marti (Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics)
"Spintronics from nano to geo antigerromagnetic memories, parkings and volcanoes"

29.07.2016 (Friday) Dr. Christoph Euler (Capgemini Consulting, Offenbach)
"Data Scientist - The sexiest job of the 21st century"
Location: MITP Seminar Room, Staudinger Weg 9, 2nd floor, room 02-430

21.09.2016 Prof. David Landau (University of Georgia, Center for Simulational Physics, USA)
"Pushing the Limits of Monte Carlo Simulations for the 3d Ising Model"

Dates of lectures in between the Winter and Summer Term 2016:

06.04.2016 Prof. Dr. Hartmut Zabel (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2013, Mainz, Germany)
"Elastic X-Ray and Neutron Scattering"

13.04.2016 Prof. Dr. Hartmut Zabel (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2013, Mainz, Germany)
"Inelastic X-Ray and Neutron Scattering"

20.04.2016 Prof. Dr. Hartmut Zabel (MAINZ Visiting Professor 2013, Mainz, Germany)
"Magnetic X-Ray and Neutron Scattering"