Young Researchers’ Retreat 2024

21 - 25 April 2024, Dietmannsried

The retreat meeting is aimed at young researchers of the priority program SPP2137 and will pursue three objectives:

  1. strengthen the network among young researchers interested in skyrmionics, namely students, PhD candidates, postdocs, as well as junior group leaders,
  2. broadening the knowledge of the current status and the future of research on skyrmionics, and
  3. promoting individual communication and research skills.

The retreat will start on April 21 with dinner at 6 pm and will end on April 25 after lunch at around 1:30 pm. The program of the retreat is available here.

Location and travel

The retreat will take place in the seminar rooms of das flax allgäu, Schlosserstr. 4, 87463 Dietmannsried ( Onsite accommodation and meals will be covered by the SPP. Participants are requested to arrange travel themselves. Limited travel funds are available upon request.

Application procedure

To register for the retreat, please send the application form (link) by 15 March 2024 to Alessandro Pignedoli (, organizing committee) and Sonja Niedermeier (, secretary of C. Pfleiderer).

All participants are requested to contribute a poster. In addition, you can apply for a contributed talk (20+5 mins).

Invited speakers

Yolita Eggeler Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
István Kézsmárki University of Augsburg
Ulrich Nowak University of Konstanz
Christina Psaroudaki         Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (LPENS)
Nicolas Reyren Laboratoire Albert Fert, CNRS, Thales, Université Paris-Sud
Ankit Sharma Attocube Systems AG


Aisha Aqeel, Alessandro Pignedoli, Jan Masell, Mona Bhukta, and Venkata Krishna Bharadwaj

International Conference on Skyrmionics 2024

2 - 6 September 2024, Kloster Seeon

The International Conference on Skyrmionics of the DFG priority program SPP2137 will be held at Kloster Seeon from September 2 - 6, 2024. The conference serves to present and discuss the latest developments in the field and review the status of research on skyrmionics.

The scientific program will start on 2 September 2024 after lunch and will end on 6 September before lunch. The detailed program will be made available closer to the conference.

Location and travel

The International Conference on Skyrmionics will take place at Kloster Seeon All local expenses will be covered by the SPP. Further details on travel arrangements will be announced closer to the conference. Limited travel funds are available upon request.

Application procedure

To register for the conference, please send the application form (link) to Sonja Niedermeier (, secretary of C. Pfleiderer) and/or Christian Pfleiderer (

All participants are encouraged to present their work on Skyrmionics. The PIs of the priority program are expected to give a presentation (talk or poster).

Invited speakers

Aisha Aqeel Technical University of Munich
Maria Azhar University of Duisburg-Essen
Vincent Cros Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales
Peter Hatton Durham University
Thorsten Hesjedal University of Oxford
Hans Hug EMPA, Dübendorf
Vincent Jaques University of Montpellier
Marc Janoschek Paul Scherrer Institut
Nikolai Kiselev Forschungszentrum Jülich
Hidekazu Kurebayashi         University College London
Daniel Loss University of Basel
Sebastian Mühlbauer Technical University of Munich
Johnny White Paul Scherrer Institut
Xiuzhen Yu RIKEN, Tokyo
Jiadong Zang University of New Hampshire


Christian Back (conference chair)
Karin Everschor-Sitte
Kirsten von Bergmann
Stefan Blügel
Stuart Parkin
Achim Rosch
Christian Pfleiderer