2nd Annual First Order Reversal Curve (FORC) Workshop
New Orleans Marriott
Sunday, October 30, 2016, New Orleans


Accommodation available in University of New Orleans campus for the Workshop participants. Details on Hotel information.

Workshop goals

We are glad to invite you to participate at the FORC Workshop that will be held in New Orleans on the 30th of October, 2016 (Sunday) at the New Orleans Marriott, one day before the start of the MMM Conference.

The registration fee ($50) will cover the cost of the meals (continental breakfast, lunch and hors d'ouevre servings over the poster session at the end). We warmly acknowledge the generous support from Lake Shore Cryotronics for the sponsorship of the Workshop.

The Workshop will include a set of Keynote and Invited Speakers and poster presentations from the participants. We also intend to give the option to publish selected papers in the journal IEEE Magnetics Letters.

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Leonard Spinu - Co-chairman

    Advanced Materials Research
    Institute, University of New Orleans

  • Dr. Alexandru Stancu - Co-chairman

    Faculty of Physics
    Al. I. Cuza University

  • Dr. Fanny Beron

    Institute of Physics Gleb Wataghin,
    Universidade Estadual de
    Campinas (Brazil)

  • Dr. Randy Dumas

    Dept. of Physics,
    University of Gothenburg

  • Dr. Josh Feinberg

    Institute for Rock Magnetism,
    University of Minnesota

  • Dr. Victorino Franco

    Condensed Matter Physics Dept.,
    Sevilla University

  • Dr. Richard Harrison

    Dept. of Earth Sciences,
    University of Cambridge

  • Dr. Kai Liu

    Physics Department
    UC Davis

Invited speakers

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Event schedule

The FORC Workshop is planned for one day (30th of October 2016) and is organized as follows:

8:30-8:45 Leonard Spinu & Alexandru Stancu Opening

8:45-9:30 Alexandru Stancu (K)
"FORC diagram technique: advantages, limitations, and unique qualities"
9:30-10:00 Ioan Lascu (I)
"Processing large FORC diagram datasets applied to Earth-Science research"

Coffee Break: 10:00 -10:30

10:30-11:00 Victorino Franco (I)
"FORC analysis of Heusler-type magnetocaloric alloys: an effective temperature approach."
11:00-11:30 Gergely Zimanyi (I)
"Recent developments in FORC-based magnetic modeling"
11:30-12:00 Joachim Graefe (I)
"Experimental Interpretation of FORC Diagrams by Magnetic X-Ray Microscopy"

Lunch: 12:00- 13:30

13:30-14:15 Adrian Muxworthy (K)
"Recovering ancient magnetic field intensities from rocks and meteorites using FORC Measurements"
14:15-15:00 Dustin Gilbert (K)
"How I learned to stop worrying and love the FORC method"

Coffee Break: 15:00 -15:30

15:30-16:00 Montserrat Rivas Ardisana (I)
"FORC technique: differential analysis versus smoothing"
16:00-16:20 Cindi Dennis (O)
"Instrument-Based Noise Analysis of First Order Reversal Curve (FORC) Measurements"
16:20-16:50 Fanny Beron (I)
"Ensuring FORC future: how to avoid being only the flavor of the month"

Posters & Hors Oeuvre: 17:00-18:00

All schedule (PDF)

Hotel information

The Workshop will be held at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, located near the French Quarter.
We mention that the 61st MMM Conference is held in the same location (starting on the 31st of October, one day after the Workshop).
Other Hotels in the walking distance:

  • Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
  • JW Marriott New Orleans
  • DoubleTree by Hilton New Orleans
  • Windsor Court Hotel
  • Hilton New Orleans Riverside

There are some accommodation available in University of New Orleans campus. If there people interested to attend the workshop, but they are not able to check in in Marriott before the October 31, staying in the UNO campus may be a good option. There is a direct bus from UNO to Marriott: http://www.norta.com/Maps-Schedules/System-Map/Line.aspx?ID=10136
More information on the accommodation campus: http://www.uno.edu/trac/lodging.aspx

Event Sponsors

Event Location

New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
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