4th Ultrafast Magnetism Conference 2019


14th - 18th October 2019

UMC2019 is devoted to the field of Ultrafast Magnetization Dynamics and in particular ultrafast dynamical processes in magnetic materials at femtosecond, picosecond, and attosecond time scales. This is the 4th UMC conference, previously held at Strasbourg, Nijmegen, and Kaiserslautern

Call for papers now open!

Deadline Friday 2nd August 2019

We are now accepting abstract submissions for contributed talks and posters. The abstract template can be downloaded from here


The preferred method for submission is via a google form (requires a google account):


Alternatively submissions may be sent by email to umc2019@york.ac.uk . For email submission, please include the following information and attach the abstract as a single page PDF file.

Presentation title:

Presenting author name:

Presentation type (talk, poster):

Session (chosen from conference topics):

Conference topics

All optical and helicity dependent switching

Thermally induced switching

Laser induced magnetisation dynamics

Nanoscale magnetisation dynamics

Plasmonic devices

Theory and simulation of ultrafast magnetisation dynamics

Ultrafast Spintronics

Measurements of ultrafast magnetisation dynamics

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Steven L. Johnson

Dr Sangeeta Sharma

Margarita Davydova

Dr Clemens von Korff Schmising

Dr Dmytro Afanasiev

Prof. Alexey Kimel

Dr Emmanuelle Jal

Dr Ilie Radu

Conference registration opening in eary August


CCP Magnetism

Local organisers

Roy Chantrell

Richard Evans

Gonzalo Vallejo-Fernandez

Jane Harrison

Programme Committee

Rob Hicken , University of Exeter (Chair)

Rostislav Mikhaylovskiy, Lancaster University

Jing Wu, University of York

Stéphane Mangin, University of Lorraine, Nancy

Tobias Kampfrath, Freie Universität, Berlin

Alexandra Kalashnikova, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St Petersburg

Jeff Bokor, University of California, Berkeley

Takuyah Satoh, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Sebastiaan van Dijken, Aalto University

Ulrike Ritzmann, Freie Universität Berlin

Andrei Kirilyuk, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Martin Aeschlimann, University of Kaiserslautern


The conference will be held at the National STEM Centre, located on the University of York Campus


York is a popular tourist destination and has a large number of hotels and guesthouses. The University has good bus links to the city centre (15 minutes by bus, route 66)

University of York

Blossom Street South, City Centre

Railway Station, City Centre

Travel to York

York is easily accessible by rail with excellent links to Manchester and London Heathrow International Airports. Advance booking of rail tickets is strongly recommended as prices are substantiallly lower than paying a full fare on the day.

From Manchester (easiest option)

Travel via the transpennine express, with direct trains from Manchester Airport to York approximately every 30 minutes. Travel time is approximately 1h30 and off-peak return cost of £38.

From London Heathrow (good for international connections not going to Manchester)

Travel via the Heathrow Express to Paddington station. Take the Circle line to Kings Cross St. Pancras. From Kings Cross take a direct train to York via LNER every 30 minutes. Total travel time approximately 3h00 and cost £150.

From Leeds Bradford Airport

Not very accessible, but closest International airport. Approximately 50 minutes by car to York. Bus connects to Leeds city centre and then to York, approximately 1 hour travel time.

Photophysics of Molecular Magnets

Satellite meeting

10 – 11th October 2019, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK