1st Advanced VAMPIRE Workshop

10th - 15th September 2017

University of York

1st Advanced VAMPIRE Workshop

The first advanced VAMPIRE workshop will be held in the Department of Physics at the University of York, UK between 10th - 15th September 2017. The workshop is targetted at scientists and engineers wishing to study magnetic materials and devices at the atomistic level. The workshop will cover the basic and advanced features of the VAMPIRE code which can be used to study a wide range of magnetic materials and phenomena, from zero temperature ground states, equilibrium properties and magnetization dynamics.

The workshop will be a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions giving hands-on experience of atomistic modelling of magnetic materials with Monte Carlo and Atoimistic Spin Dynamics methods. In addition new developments in the capabilities of atomistic models will be presented by a small selection of speakers to give a flavour of the exciting developments in this area. Finally there will be an opportunity to discuss the future direction of the VAMPIRE code and new features to be developed which can best serve the magnetism and spintronics commmunities.

Programme

The workshop will cover the main features of the VAMPIRE code including the latest algorithmic developments and methods. In particular we will introduce the parallel capabilities of the code and how to use high performance computing resources to simulate large scale systems and devices.

Day 0 Arrival and Public house reception
Day 1 Introduction to VAMPIRE
The Spin Hamiltonian, atomistic spin dynamics, monte carlo methods, material parameters
Practical: Getting started and basic simulations with VAMPIRE
Slides (PDF)
Day 2 Anisotropy and dipole interactions
Constrained Monte Carlo methods, dipole fields and MRAM
Practical: Dipole fields and temperature dependent anisotropy
Day 3 Advanced magnetic materials
Skyrmions and antiferromagnets
Practical: Customised unit cells, neighbour interactions, DMI and Skyrmions
Day 4 Hysteresis and visualisation
Complex crystal structures, domain walls and visualisation
Practical: Building complex crystals, data input and output and analysis with Povray
Day 5 Parallel simulations with VAMPIRE
Parallel simulations, scaling, parallel data input and output, GPU acceleration
Practical: Parallel and GPU accelerated atomistic spin dynamics

Workshop presenters and developers

  • Dr Richard F L Evans Department of Physics, University of York
  • Andrea Meo Department of Physics, University of York
  • Samuel Westmoreland Department of Physics, University of York
  • Sarah Jenkins Department of Physics, University of York
  • Mara Strungaru Department of Physics, University of York

Speakers

  • Prof. Roy Chantrell Department of Physics, University of York

Venue

The workshop will be held in the Department of Physics at the University of York, in the computer laboratory on the 2nd floor of the teaching tower.

Registration

Registration for the workshop is now open! To register please complete the form below:

Workshop registration

The deadline for registration is Friday 1st September 2017.

Due to the generous support of the Collaborative Computational Project in Magnetism there is a fixed registration fee of £30 GBP for UK and interntaional attendees for the workshop. This includes refreshments and lunch for each day of the workshop, accomodation for up to 5 nights at the University of York, the reception on Sunday evening and workshop dinner.

Accomodation

Accommodation can be booked in Franklin House or James College via the University of York accommodation office. The cost of the accomodation will be refunded after the workshop.

Further information and queries

Further information can be obtained from Richard Evans richard.evans@york.ac.uk or Claire Sayers claire.sayers@york.ac.uk.

Support

The workshop is supported by the Collaborative Computational Project in Magnetism (CCP-MAG) funded by EPSRC (EP/M022668/1).

Past Workshops

  • Introduction to VAMPIRE, Magnetism Winter School, University of York, December 2016
  • Introduction to VAMPIRE, Magnetism Winter School, University of York, December 2015