Siemens Award: Recognition of the Entire Discipline of Spintronics

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Libor Šmejkal from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences has won the second place in the “Best Dissertation Thesis” category in this year’s Werner von Siemens Award. Libor won the award for the thesis entitled “Topology band theory of relativistic spintronics in antiferromagnets” supervised by professor Tomáš Jungwirth.

New Concept for Digital Data Storage

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An antiferromagnetic advantage is a speed by which information can be written in their memories. Plus the information stored by antiferromagnetic materials cannot be accidentally wiped even by large magnetic fields.

Tomas Jungwirth elected a member of the Academy of Europe

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Currently, the Academy of Europe has about 3000 members from the physical sciences and technology, biological sciences and medicine, mathematics, humanities, social and cognitive sciences, economics and the law. Besides Tomas Jungwirth, Czech Republic has two other members of this section (Jiří Bičák a Pavel Exner).