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Repeats on October 27 at 7:30pm EST adhering to the same agenda topics with recorded and captioned videos, live discussions and breakout sessions

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Welcome and Introduction
Jewan Bae
Program Director, MIT Corporate Relations/Industrial Liaison Program


MIT's Materials Research Laboratory
Carl V. Thompson
Director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)
Stavros Salapatas Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


Exploiting and controlling the electron spin in materials by design
Geoffrey Beach
Co-Director, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL)

A major obstacle for future progress in microelectronics is reducing power consumption.  Devices that exploit the electron spin degree of freedom together with, or instead of, its charge, provide a pathway to meet this challenge.  Solid-state spin-based devices have already entered the marketplace for nonvolatile memory applications, and the door to broader computing applications is now open.  In this talk I will describe recently-discovered mechanisms, materials, and devices that offer a spin-based approach to augment conventional electronics as current technologies approach the end of their roadmap.

 11:05am Spintronics for computation
Marc A. Baldo
Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics

New architectures for computation offer performance advantages for specific applications such as optimization and machine learning. In this talk, I will discuss the potential benefits of spintronics, with a focus at the system level. Collective switching of multiple spins promises to reduce the power delay product relative to conventional field effect transistors. But spintronic phenomena can also be exploited to realize novel devices such as programmable nonlinear function evaluators and coupled oscillators, providing potential benefits beyond traditional von Neumann architectures.


Lightning Presentations - From Invited MIT Students and Postdocs

  • Magnonics
  • Computing with magnetic domain walls
  • Spin currents in insulators
  • Voltage controlled magnetism
  • Materials for energy efficient computing

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