Event date : 13 December 2018
Inscription jusqu'au : 7 December 2018
Jean d'Alembert grant program

Université Paris-Saclay hosts prestigious scientists as part of its "Chaires d'Alembert". These laureates give an "inaugural lesson": this seminar intended for all audiences will be given by the laureate of the Chaire, including a presentation by the host team.

Andrew Kent is a Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Quantum Phenomena at New York University. His research interests are in the physics of magnetic nanostructures, nanomagnetic devices and magnetic information storage. In 2007 he founded Spin-Transfer Technologies, a startup company developing spin torque magnetic random access memory devices, and based in Silicon Valley. He received the French Jean d'Alembert Research Fellowship in 2017.


Recent advances in magnetism research are likely to have an important impact on electronics and information processing. These advances use the electron’s magnetic moment (spin) to transmit, change and store information. They enable new devices that could operate at high speed with very low energy consumption. The information is stored in the orientation of electron magnetic moments in magnetic materials and can persist without power; energy is only needed to change the information. In this talk, I will highlight the new physics concepts and materials that have enabled these advances and discuss some of their applications in information processing.


Centre de nanosciences et de nanotechnologies
Avenue de la Vauve
91120 Palaiseau

Date, time

December 13th 2018