All sessions will take place in the Nautilus Conference Room
Please note, this schedule is subject to change.



See also, the associated abstracts.


Sunday  June 3rd


3:00-6:00pm                Registration in Main Lobby

6:00-7:00pm                Dinner in Crocker Dining Hall


7:00-7:30pm                Mixer with wine and beer – Nautilus Room



Opening Session      Future of Computation!


7:30-7;45pm                Welcome by Organizers


Discussion Leader – Stuart Parkin


7:45-8:45pm               Energy-conserving classical computation: prospects and challenges

Thomas N. Theis

IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, USA




Monday, June 4th


7:00-8:30am                Breakfast – Crocker Dining Hall


Session M1                Two dimensional electron gas systems (2DEGs)


Discussion Leader – Shoucheng Zhang


8:30-9:20 am               Control and Manipulation of Two Electron Spins in GaAs Quantum Dots

Amir Yacoby

Harvard University


9:20-10:10am             Persistent spin helix in a two-dimensional electron gas

Joe Orenstein

University of California, Berkeley, USA



10:10-10:25am            Break


10:25-11:15am            Nuclear Spins in Quantum Dots and Interacting 2DEGs

Daniel Loss

Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland


Session M2                Physicists in business! 


Discussion Leader – Philip Stamp


11:15-12:05am            Business is Physics

Haig Farris

Fractal Capital Corporation, Canada


12:00-1:00pm              Lunch – Crocker Dining Hall



Session M3                Graphene


Discussion Leader – David Goldhaber-Gordon


1:15-2:05pm                Spin Hall Effect in Graphene

Patrick Lee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA


2:05-2:55pm                Pseudospintronics in Graphene

Allan MacDonald

The University of Texas at Austin, USA


2:55-3:10pm                Break


3:10-4:00pm                Electronic Spin Transport And Spin Precession In Single Graphene Layers At Room  Temperature

B.J. van Wees

University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Session M4                Nanomagnetism


Discussion Leader – Sergei Demokritov


4:00-4:50pm                Nanospintronics using molecular nanomagnets

Wolfgang Wernsdorfer

Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, France


5:00-6:00pm                Poster Session


Conference Reception and Dinner

Barbecue Area by Boardwalk

6:00-7:00pm                Reception/ Mixer

7:00-8:30pm                Conference Dinner

8:30-10:00pm             Bonfire with Snacks and Beverages





Tuesday, June 5th


7:00-8:30am                Breakfast – Crocker Dining Hall


Session T1                 Magnetic Excitations


Discussion Leader – Wolfgang Wernsdorfer


8:30-9:20am               Spin transfer driven dynamics of magnetic domain walls in magnetic nanowires

Masamitsu Hayashi

IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, USA



9:20-10:10am              Quantum thermodynamics and thermalization of magnons in quasi-equilibrium

Sergei Demokritov

Institut für Angewandte Physik, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany



10:10-10:25am                        Break


Session T2                 Oxide Heterostructures


Discussion Leader – George Sawatsky


10:25-11:15am            Mott Quantum Wells

Harold Y. Hwang

University of Tokyo, Japan


11:15-12:05am            Spintronics with multiferroics

Manuel Bibes

Institut d'Electronique Fondamentale, CNRS, Orsay, France



Session T2                 Spin Hall Effect (SHE)


Discussion Leader –  Daniel Loss


1:15-2:05 pm              Quantum Spin Hall Effect and Topological Phase Transition in HgTe Quantum Wells

Bogdan Andrei Bernevig

Princeton University, USA



2:05-2:55pm                Spin Hall effects in HgTe quantum well structures

H. Buhmann

Physikalisches Institut der Universitaet Wuerzburg, EPIII, Universität Würzburg, Germany


 2:55-3:10pm               Break


3:10-4:00pm                The phase diagram of the quantum spin Hall effect in 2D and 3D

Joel Moore

University of Berkeley, USA

4:00-4:50pm                Spin Currents in a 2D Electron Gas

Joshua Folk

University of British Columbia, Canada



5:00-6:00pm                Poster Session


6:00-7:00pm                Dinner in Crocker Dining Hall


Session T4                 Applications of Quantum nanoscience


Discussion Leader – Tom Theis


7:30-8:20pm                Progress and Challenges in Magnetic Data Storage Technology

Mark H. Kryder

Carnegie Mellon University, USA


8:20-9:10pm               Search for the control of spins in silicon - revisiting impurity Rydberg states

Gabriel Aeppli

London Centre for Nanotechnology and University College London, UK



Wednesday, June 6th


7:00-8:30am                Breakfast – Crocker Dining Hall


Session W1                Spin Decoherence


Discussion Leader –  Gabriel Aeppli



8:30-9:20 am               Controlling individual nuclear spins in diamond: from coherence to scalability
Mikhail Lukin
Harvard University, USA



9:20-10:10am              Theory of Decoherence and Coherence Control of Quantum Dot Electron Spin in a Bath of Interacting Nuclear Spins

Wang Yao

The University of Texas at Austin, USA



10:10-10:25am            Break


10:25-11:15am            Architectures and decoherence of electron spin qubits

Andrea Morello

Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia



11:15-12:05am            Coherent Control with Shaped Femtosecond Pulses

John Hepburn

University of British Columbia, Canada



12:05-1:00pm              Lunch – Crocker Dining Hall



1:30-    4:00pm            Winery Excursion

SSP Parkin (IBM)
GA Sawatzky (UBC)
PCE Stamp (UBC)
SC Zhang (Stanford)