Barmak: Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and Intermag Conference

Katayun Barmak, Philips Electronics Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Materials Science and Engineering, was the program co-chair, together with Dr. Atsufumi Hirohata of the University of York, UK, of the 13th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and Intermag Conference. The General Chair for the Conference was Dr. Bruce Gurney.

The Joint Conference, which is convened every three years, is the combination of two annual premiere international conferences on magnetism: the International Magnetics Conference (Intermag) and the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference (MMM). The Conference included all aspects of fundamental and applied magnetism, with sessions reviewing the latest advances in magnetic materials, emerging applications, new phenomena, spin electronics, energy and power applications, biomagnetism and much more.

The Conference was sponsored jointly by the AIP Publishing, and the Magentics Society of the IEEE in cooperation with the American Physical Society. The Conference was held in San Diego, CA, January 11-15, 2016, and with over 1800 attendees from 50 countries and 1850 oral and poster presentations, it was one of the largest Joint Conferences in its history. This was also a special year for the Conference, as it celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference (MMM). A note of historical interest is that Barmak’s great uncle by marriage, Professor Joseph Libsch of Lehigh University, was one of the program co-chairs of the 1st MMM Conference.

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