waiting for the conference on
Highly Frustrated Magnetism (wHFM21)

Virtual School and Workshop
21 - 27 January 2021

In the short term, young scientists are hardest hit by the reduction of activities and interaction opportunities due to the pandemic. This event aims at redressing this, by providing a platform for presenting their work, meeting colleagues, and becoming known in the community.

This event is in anticipation of the twice-delayed conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism in Shanghai.

There will be tutorial lectures, as well as research talks, poster and discussion sessions.

Research talks are to be presented exclusively by junior (non-tenured) scientists, but the poster presentations are solicited from everybody.


Research talks will be selected from the submitted contributions.

We also plan to use the versatility of virtual conference platforms, specifically for audiovisual contributions at the poster sessions.

Topics include:

  • Classical and quantum spin liquids
  • Exotic magnetic materials and magnetic orders
  • New phases of matter (e.g. fracton theories)
  • Many-body spin dynamics
  • Spin-orbit coupled systems
  • Artificial frustrated systems
  • Any other exciting topics related to highly frustrated magnetism


Claire Donnelly (University of Cambridge, UK)
Sarah Dunsiger (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
SungBin Lee (KAIST, South Korea)
Elsa Lhotel (CNRS - Institut Néel, France)
Jeffrey G. Rau (University of Windsor, Canada)
Kate Ross (Colorado State University, US)

the event is supported by ICAM-I2CAM and SFB1143 on correlated magnetism: from frustration to topology

Scientific Coordinators

Claudio Castelnovo
(University of Cambridge, UK)

Gang Chen
(Fudan and Hong Kong University, CN)

Roderich Moessner
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, DE)

Rajiv Singh
(UC Davis, US)

Fuchun Zhang
(KITS, Beijing, CN)


Claudia Domaschke & Mandy Lochar
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, DE)


The call for applications is closed.

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Scientific Program

The details of the schedule will be put on the webpage in a few days.

The talks are typically going to be 20+5 minutes; however, we will group some of them together to avoid repetitive introductions, shortening these to 15+5 minutes.     

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