Photophysics of Molecular Magnets Conference 2019

  • Location: Edinburgh, UK
  • Date: 10-11 October 2019

You are warmly invited to attend the two-day workshop on Photophysics of Molecular Magnets in Edinburgh on 10-11th October 2019. The meeting is held in connection to the Ultrafast Magnetism Conference taking place in York on 14-18 Oct.

Ultrafast magnetism is a field dedicated to study femtosecond processes in magnetic metals and dielectrics. Recent advances include optically switching a dielectric [Nature 542, 71-74 (2017)] and exploring the role of phonon modes in ultrafast demagnetisation [Nature 565, 209-212 (2019)]. We believe that molecular magnets are a way forward in this field because of their rich photophysics and zero-dimensional nature, which can aid theoretical modelling. During the workshop, we will discuss current problems and the best way forward to optically address and control molecular magnets by combining speakers from synthetic chemistry, condensed matter physics and both theory and experiments.


  • Ultrafast/femtosecond magnetism
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Photomagnetism
  • Spin-crossover materials
  • Magneto-optical methods and spectroscopy of transition metal complexes and nanoparticles


Organising committee
J. Olof Johansson (University of Edinburgh)
Dawid Pinkowicz (Jagiellonian University)
Euan K. Brechin (University of Edinburgh)

Conference photo


The workshop is sponsored by the EPSRC and RSC Faraday division.