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02.10.2018 12:18

Spintronics and Neuromorphics: Experts discuss pressing issues

Petra Giegerich Communication and press
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center (SPICE) organizes workshop "Spintronics meets Neuromorphics"

Rummaging through publications in non-specialist areas as a researcher? Unfortunately, you rarely have the time. As a result, work is often duplicated, and opportunities to work together go unnoticed. The Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center (SPICE) has set itself the goal of changing this: In various interdisciplinary workshops, two scientific communities are brought together that do not know each other but could benefit greatly from one another. This is also the case in the SPICE workshop “Spintronics meets Neuromorphics”, which will take place from October 8th to 12th, 2018 at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). “You often work with similar approaches but use a different language. Therefore, there is a lot of time at the workshops for discussions and exchanges, ”explains Dr. Karin Everschor-Sitte, group leader at JGU, scientific coordinator of SPICE and co-organizer of the workshop.

But what is actually hidden behind spintronics and “neuromorphics”? "Spintronics uses the magnetic moment of the electron to represent and store information," says Dr. Daniele Pinna, co-organizer of the workshop. Conventional semiconductor electronics, on the other hand, only build on the electrical charge of the electron. By making use of the magnetic properties of spintronics, they can, for example, significantly increase the capacities of hard disks. The question that neuromorphics researchers are asking is: What can we learn from the brain - especially when it comes to improving research in the field of artificial intelligence? Applications such as machine vision or speech recognition systems are in the foreground here. How can a computer, for example, be set up without relying on the previous binary system of “zero” and “one”? In the workshop, the experts from these disciplines want to exchange ideas and jointly develop ideas on how both areas could benefit from each other.

Dr. Daniele Pinna
Topological Whirls In SpinTronics
Institute for Physics
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
55099 Mainz
Tel. +49 6131 39-25151
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Karin Everschor custom
Head of the Emmy Noether research group "TWIST - Topological Whirls In SpinTronics"
Institute for Physics
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
55099 Mainz
Tel. +49 6131 39-23645
Email: [email protected]

Related Links:
https://www.spice.uni-mainz.de/spin-neuro-2018-home/ - Workshop Spintronics meets Neuromorphics
https://www.twist.uni-mainz.de - TWIST - Topological Whirls In SpinTronics
https://www.spice.uni-mainz.de/ - Spin Phenomena Interdisciplinary Center (SPICE)
https://www.iph.uni-mainz.de - Institute for Physics at JGU

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