FAQ

What is the Online Spintronics Seminar Series?

The Online Spintronics Seminar Series (OSSS) helps scientists working in the field of spintronics to present their research to colleagues and the general public. The series was created when many universities and research institutions were locked down and conferences cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope the OSSS helps scientists to continue sharing new results and gives students from around the world an opportunity to learn from the experts.

How does it work?

Speakers invited by the organizers present research talks through a teleconference, typically twice a week. The talks are usually 40-50 minutes in length and are followed by a Q&A session facilitated by the host. Most seminars will be broadcast live at http://twitch.tv/onlinespintronics.

Who can participate?

Participation in the teleconferences is reserved for scientists, students, and other professionals.

How do I sign up to participate?

Send an email to listserv@listserv.unl.edu with "subscribe osss Full Name" in the body of the message (replace "Full Name" by your full name; don't include the quotation marks). If you use your academic or institutional email, your subscription will be approved within 1-2 days. If you absolutely must use a personal email, then, in addition to the above, send an email to info@spintalks.org from your academic or institutional email address to confirm your preferred email address. If you don't have an academic email account, your affiliation will need to be verified by other means.

What do I get by subscribing?

You will receive instructions on how to participate in the live teleconferences. You will also be invited to a dedicated group in Microsoft Teams.

What if I miss a talk or have follow-up questions?

It is expected that all seminars will be recorded and made publicly available on the Archive page of this website. Speakers can also opt to have their talks posted on our YouTube channel. Subscribers can ask follow-up questions through Microsoft Teams.

Who owns the copyright for the recordings of the seminars?

Speakers retain full copyright for their video recordings. Publication on this website does not give any additional rights to third parties for reuse or redistribution. Any questions or requests for reuse should be addressed directly to the speakers.

I'd like to give a talk or nominate a speaker. Who should I contact?

Nomination and self-nomination are strongly encouraged. Please send an email with your proposal to info@spintalks.org including references and a brief justification.

Who is organizing this seminar series?

The Online Spintronics Seminar Series is being organized by Professor Xin Fan of the University of Denver and Professor Kirill Belashchenko of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Are there other online seminars on spintronics?

Online SPICE-SPIN+X Seminars are offered on Wednesdays at a time that may be more convenient for participants from Europe and Asia.