Foresight Session

Magnetism of the XXIst Century:
Physics, Materials, Technologies

December 9-10, 2016 | Yekaterinburg, Russia

Supported by Russian
Academic Excellence Project

About Foresight Session

Scientific Project entitled “Advanced Magnetic Materials with Multilevel Hierarchical Structure for New Energy Technologies, Electronics and Spintronics” was proposed to the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 in August 2016. The Project is going to be realized in the joint Laboratory of Magnetism and Magnetic Nanostructures UrFU and IMP. The Foresight Session will help to do it in the most efficient way.

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The choice of priority directions in science development is one of the most important management tasks in scientific research. In June 2016 the joint laboratory of the Ural Federal University (UrFU) and the Institute of Metal Physics (IMP), Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, named “Laboratory of Magnetism and Magnetic Nanostructures” was created in Yekaterinburg. The principal task of the Laboratory is to join efforts of physicists of the Ural region working in the magnetism-related areas at the breaking directions of contemporary magnetism. Formation of the Laboratory and its work is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federal Agency of Scientific Organizations (FASO).

In order to define the areas of activities of the Laboratory and to ensure effective coordination the researches with the world leading scientific schools working in the field of magnetism both UrFU and IMP are organizing the foresight session "Magnetism of the XXI century: physics, materials, and technologies" on December 9-10, 2016. During this session it is expected to hear the reports of leading Russian and foreign scientists on the most hot topics of physics of magnetic phenomena, as well as to discuss the "roadmap" for development of magnetism in Russia and prospects of its implementation in the Ural region in relation to the newly created Laboratory, organization of its close cooperation with the leading scientists working in the field of magnetism in different regions of Russia and abroad.

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Invited Speakers

Vasiliy Buchel'nikov

Chelyabinsk State University,
Chelyabinsk, Russia

Sergey Demokritov

The University of Münster,
Münster, Germany

Andrey Fraerman

The Institute for Physics of
Microstructures RAS,
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Dominique Givord

CNRS Institut NEEL,
Grenoble, France

Alexander Granovsky

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Xiaofeng Jin

Fudan University,
Shanghai, China

Yuriy Kusrayev

Ioffe Institute RAS,
St. Petersburg, Russia

Akai Murtazaev

Amirkhanov Institute of Physics RAS, Makhachkala, Russia

Sergey Nikitov

Kotel'nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics RAS, Moscow, Russia

Aleksey Ognev

Far Eastern Federal University,
Vladivostok, Russia

Victor Ovcharenko

Institute 'International Tomographic
Center' RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Yuriy Pastushenkov

Tver State University,
Tver, Russia

Nikolay Perov

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Yuriy Raikher

Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics RAS, Perm, Russia

Kev Salikhov

Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute RAS, Kazan, Russia

Rudolf Schäfer

The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germany

Alexander Smirnov

Kapitza Insitute for Physical Problems
RAS, Moscow, Russia

Alexander Tishin

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Alexander Vasiliev

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Nikita Volkov

Kirensky Institute of Physics,
Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Hartmut Zabel

Ruhr-Universität Bochum,
Bochum, Germany


DECEMBER, 9th (Friday)

Session in the Institute of Metal Physics (S. Kovalevskoi st. 18)

9.00 - 9.30

Registration (Assembly Hall)

9.30 - 9.50

Opening Ceremony (Assembly Hall)
UrFU Rector V.A. Koksharov
IMP Director V.V. Ustinov

9.50 - 11.00



Invited talks (in English, 30 min. each; Assembly Hall)

Chairman: V.V. Ustinov

E1 X. Jin, Thin Magnetic Films – Advanced Materials for Technologies of the Future

E2 D. Givord, Magnetic Materials for Energy

11.00 - 11.20

Coffee break (Conference Hall & Library)

11.20 - 13.00




Invited talks (in English, 30 min. each; Assembly Hall)

Chairman: V.V. Ustinov

E3 H. Zabel, Antiferromagnetic Spintronics

E4 S.O. Demokritov, Microwave Spintronics

E5 R. Schäfer, Micromagnetism and Magnetic Microstructures

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch («Oktyabrskaya» Hotel)

14.00 - 15.30






Invited talks (in English, 20 min. each; Assembly Hall)

Chairman: N.V. Mushnikov

E6 V.I. Ovcharenko, Molecular Magnetics

E7 K.M. Salikhov, Spin Physics, Spin Chemistry and Spin Technologies:
Investigations using Magnetic Resonance Methods.

E8 A.P. Nosov, Spintronics of Metallic Nanostructures

E9 N.V. Volkov, Spintronics of Hybrid Semiconductor/Ferromagnet Nanostructures

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break (Conference Hall & Library)

16.00 - 17.30








Invited talks (in English, 20 min. each; Assembly Hall)

Chairman: A.P. Nosov

E10 A.M. Tishin, Advanced Applications of Magnetic Materials and
Technologies Using Them

E11 S.A. Nikitov, Studies of Magnetism in the Kotel’nikov Institute of
Radio Engineering and Electronics RAS

E12 N.S. Perov, A.B. Granovsky, Magnetic Nanomaterials

E13 A.A. Fraerman, Magnetoelectric and Magnetocaloric Effects in
Ferromagnetic Nanostructures

17.30 - 17.40

Official Photo (Assembly Hall)

17.40 - 18.30

Visit to the Laboratories of the Institute of Metal Physics

19.00 - 21.00

Dinner («Oktyabrskaya» Hotel)

DECEMBER, 10th (Saturday)

Session in the Ural Federal University (Kuibysheva st. 48 & Mira st. 19)


Bus to the UrFU (Kuibysheva st. 48)

From «Oktyabrskaya» Hotel

9.30 - 11.30







Invited talks (in Russian, 20 min. each; Room 700)

Chairman: V.O. Vas'kovskiy

R1 A.N. Vasiliev, Magnetism of Low-dimensional Systems

R2 Y.G. Kusrayev, Spintronics of Semiconductors and Hybrid Semiconductor/Ferromagnet Structures

R3 V.D. Buchel'nikov, Magnetocalorics

R4 A.K. Murtazaev, Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena in Magnetic Systems

R5 N.V. Mushnikov, Magnetism of Intermetallics

11.30 - 11.50

Coffee break (Room 700)

11.50 - 14.00









Invited talks (in Russian, 20 min. each; Room 700)

Chairman: N.V. Mushnikov

R6 A.I. Smirnov, Magnetic Resonance in Quantum Magnetics

R7 Y.L. Raikher, Magnetorheological polymers and ferrogels.
Magnetic Soft Matter in Ural

R8 Y.G. Pastushenkov, Analysis of Micromagnetic Structures and Micromagnetism of Prospective Magnetic Materials

R9 A.V. Ognev, Magnetic Low-dimensional Structures and Nanostructured Materials

R10 V.O. Vas'kovskiy, Magnetic Sensors


14.00 - 14.30

Long coffee break (Room 270)

14.30 - 15.30

Visit to the UrFU Laboratory of
Magnetism and Magnetic Nanostructures


Bus to the UrFU building Mira st. 19

From the UrFU building Kuibysheva st. 48

16.30 - 17.00

Summarizing Talk of Ustinov V.V. (the Hall of Supervisory Council)

Roadmap «Magnetism of the XXIst Century: Physics, Materials, Technologies»

17.00 - 17.30

Discussion of the Roadmap (the Hall of Supervisory Council)

17.30 - 19.00

Dinner (Mira st. 19)


Bus to the «Oktyabrskaya» Hotel

From the UrFU building Mira st. 19

Social Program

All participants and accompanying persons of the Foresight Session are invited to excursions in the Boris Yeltsin Museum organized on December 8 (in Russian; bus from “Oktyabrskaya” Hotel at 18.00) and December 10 (in English; bus from “Oktyabrskaya” Hotel at 9.00). Boris Yeltsin Museum is the first presidential museum in Russia opened on November 25, 2015. This is a must-see for everyone who wants to recall the 90-s and understand better how much Yeltsin time contributed to modern life in Russia.

The Museum was created with the participation of US design agency Ralph Appelbaum Associates Incorpоrated. The Museum houses nine exhibition areas. The opening hall is Labyrinth depicting the family story of the Yeltsins within the framework of the XXth century turbulent events. From there, a visitor enters a complex of rooms under the common name, Seven Days that Changed Russia, to see the story of the first Russian President and his time.


Yekaterinburg is a city with the population of 1.5 million and a powerful industrial and research centre. Its heavy transport and chemical engineering plants, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy and military industrial enterprises occupy a leading place in the national economy. The city has about 16 institutions of higher education among which the Ural Federal University is the biggest one; it is the seat of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Yekaterinburg is situated on the border of Europe and Asia (1.667 kilometers east of Moscow; Time Zone UTC+5) on the eastern side of the Ural Mountains on the Iset River. It is surrounded by wooded hills and small lakes. This unique geographical position offers broad opportunities for cooperation between East and West in education, science and business.


In December the average temperature is -11°C, with an average maximum of -8°C during the day.


The local currency is Rouble (₽). The approximate exchange rate is about 1 EUR = 68.4 ₽ and 1 USD = 64.3 ₽.


Bus, tram, trolley bus, (a ticket costs 26 ₽) and taxi (about 250 ₽ per a route).

If you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact the Organizers.

Organizers & Contacts


Ustinov Vladimir Vasil'yevich

Institute of Metal Physics RAS

+7 343 374-02-30


Mushnikov Nikolai Varfolomeyevich

Institute of Metal Physics RAS

+7 343 374-59-34


Vas'kovskiy Vladimir Olegovich

Ural Federal University

+7 343 261-68-23


Nosov Aleksandr Pavlovich

Institute of Metal Physics RAS

+7 343 374-79-22

Local Organizing Committee

Bolyachkin A.S.

Kulikova T.V.

Mikhalitsyna E.A.

Neznakhin D.S.

Semkin M.A.

Stepanova E.A.


Baranov N.V.

Gerasimov E.G.

Golovnya O.A.

Naumov S.V.

Terent'yev P.B.

Yazovskih K.A.