Today we congratulate Ezio for being selected as one of five finalists for the Best Student Presentation Award of Intermag 2014! Ezio will present his recent work "Fine-tuning the energy landscape of localized spin wave modes in elliptical nanocontact spin torque oscillators".
During the conference, a panel of experts in magnetism will view and judge each finalist's presentation. The panel will select one winner based on the following criteria:
(1) The quality and impact of the work;
(2) The student contribution and involvement in the work;
(3) The quality of the presentation by the student.
The Awards and Plenary Session which will be held at the conference at 4:00 pm on May 7 (Wednesday). All the finalists will be honored in this session. The winner will receive an award of $1000, and each remaining finalist will receive an award of $250.
Today we congratulate Sohrab for being invited to Intermag 2014 to present his recent work on mutually synchronized nano-contact spin torque oscillators fabricated using his novel colloidal lithography technique .
 Mutually synchronized bottom-up multi-nano-contact spin torque oscillators
S. R. Sani, J. Persson, M. S. Mohseni, Ye. Pogoryelov, P. K. Muduli, A. Eklund, G. Malm, M. Käll, A. Dmitriev, and Johan Åkerman
Nature Comm., 4, 2731 (2013).
Today we congratulate Randy who has been invited to present an invited talk at the American Physical Society March Meeting in Denver, March 2014. His presentation will be based on his recent work on spin wave self-localization and spin wave mode co-existence in nano-contact spin torque oscillators .
 Spin wave mode coexistence: A consequence of the Oersted field induced asymmetric energy landscape, R. K. Dumas, E. Iacocca, S. Bonetti, S. R. Sani, M. S. Mohseni, A. Eklund, J. Persson, O. Heinonen, and Johan Åkerman, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 257202 (2013)
A truly unique experience! It was a great honor and pleasure to be invited to EINC 2013 and speak about our recent results on Magnetic Droplet Solitons. The Ester Island is a fascinating place with a dramatic and exciting history which can be highly recommended. Although it's essentially on the opposite side of the planet, the travel is surprisingly manageable, with e.g. Air France flying directly from Paris to Santiago and then Lan flying to Easter Island. I want to particular highlight the evening plenary talks given by Nobel Laureates Dan Shechtman (Nobel Prize 2011) and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (Nobel Prize 1997), who gave very inspiring presentations on “Quasi- Periodic Materials – Crystal Redifined”, and “Manipulating Atoms with Photons and Photons with Atoms”.
MML (International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers) is one of the best thin film magnetism conferences out there. The 8th version of it was no exception. Randy Dumas and Johan Åkerman attended and presented two posters [1,2] and an invited talk . The next MML 2016 will be held in Uppsala, Sweden! Expect to see the entire Åkerman Group to be attending, if allowed.
 "A non-volatile spintronic memory element with a continuum of resistance states", Y. Fang, R. Dumas, T. Anh Nguyen, S. Mohseni, S. Chung, C. Miller, J. Åkerman, Poster P-71
 "Spin wave mode coexistence in nanocontact spin torque oscillators", R. Dumas, E. Iacocca, S. Bonetti, S. Sani, M. Mohseni, A. Eklund, J. Persson, O. Heinonen, J. Åkerman, Poster P-124
 "Magnetic droplet solitons in nano-contact spin-torque oscillators with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy", J. Åkerman, M. Mohseni, S. Sani, J. Persson, A. Nguyen, S. Chung, Y. Pogoryelov, P. Muduli, E. Iacocca, A. Eklund, R. Dumas, S. Bonetti, A. Deac, M. Hoefer, Invited Talk We-1