According to the weather forecasts, extreme low temperatures (-15°C or 5°F) and possible snowfall are expected during the conference. Please do not forget to bring appropriate clothing. For those of you planning on taking a taxi to the conference venue, you can get off at the corner of Melbourne Ave. and 150 Street. This will drop you off directly beside the Science Building (see Gate 2 on the campus map provided on the MORIS website or in the program). To minimize delay due to taxi shortages, we recommend you to make an advanced reservation at the hotel reception, if possible. When returning from the campus to your hotel, there are several taxi companies serving the Queens College campus area. It will be difficult to flag a taxi on the street, but you can request one at Melbourne Ave & 150th St. (or the Queens College Main Gate) from Skyway Car Service by calling 718-591-7000.


Shuttle Bus from Flushing to Queens College Campus

A shuttle bus service will be offered in the morning on January 8th, 9th and 10th from the Hyatt Place Flushing/LaGuardia Airport Hotel (see here for the address and location of the hotel) to the Queens College campus. The shuttle will leave the hotel at 8am and will drop off the passengers at the corner of Melbourne Avenue and 150th Street directly beside the Science Building (see Gate 2 on the campus map). Please make sure to wait near the main entrance of the hotel and look for a shuttle bus with the “MORIS Conference” sign. Most of you are staying in downtown Flushing so the hotel should be within a 10-min. walking distance. For those of you staying at the Adria Hotel, you must take the Q12 bus from Northern Blvd & 220 Pl and get off at Roosevelt Ave & Prince St. (approx. 30-min. travel time) to get to the Hyatt Hotel.

Welcome to MORIS 2018!

We are pleased to invite you to be a part of MORIS 2018! MORIS (Magnetics and Optics Research International Symposium) is the world’s leading forum for discussions on fundamental and applied research in the area of magnetic, thermo-magnetic, and magneto-optical phenomena, incorporating recent trends extending towards magnonics, spin-photonics, optics and photonics, spin-electronics, nano-fabrication technologies, and novel magneto-optical materials and structures.

MORIS has been organized on a biannual basis since 1991. The first symposium was held in Tokyo in 1991. Since then, MORIS has been organized in many countries and has attracted researchers and engineers from universities and industry worldwide. The organizing committee currently consists of roughly 40 members from eight countries in the US, Japan, and Europe.

MORIS 2018 will be held from January 7-10, 2018 at the Queens College campus of the City University of New York. We look forward to seeing all of you then.

Mitsuteru Inoue and Alexander Lisyansky

Symposium Co-Chairs

Magnetics and Optics Research International Symposium 2018

: January 7-10, 2018
Venue: Queens College of CUNY, New York, USA
Deadline for abstract submissions: 23:59 of October 9, 2017 (EST)
Sponsor: JSPS 147th Committee on Amorphous and Nano-crystalline Materials

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  • Magneto-optical Phenomena and Devices
    Nonlinear Effects, Magneto-photonic Crystals, Magnetooptical Devices, Nano X-ray Imaging
  • Fast Spin Reversal / Dynamics
    Pump & Probe, All-optical Magnetic Recording, Observation Techniques
  • Optics and Photonics
    Advanced Photonics Materials, Plasmonics, Subwavelength Structures, Nonlinear Phenomena, Metamaterials, Topological
  • Energy Assisted Magnetic Recording
    Head Integration, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Antenna Devices, Recording Physics
  • New Recording Media / Nano Magnetic Materials
    Patterned Media, Multilayer, High-Ku Materials, Nano Particles, Patterned Structures, Nano X-ray Spectroscopy
  • Magnonics Cooperating with Spin Waves
    Fundamentals and Application of Spin Waves, Magnon Control via Spin Currents, Spin Wave Media, Magnonrelated Phenomena
  • New Concepts with New Materials / Devices
    Spintronics, Exotic Materials, Topological Materials, Spin Caloritronics, Carbon-based Magnetic Materials, X-ray Magnetic Scattering
Call for papers!!


  • Symposium General Co-Chairs:
    M. Inoue (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)
    A. A. Lisyansky (Queens College of The City University of New York, USA)
  • Symposium General Vice Co-Chairs:
    K. Nakagawa (Nihon University, Japan)
    M. Takata (RIKEN, SPring-8 Center, Japan)
  • Local Chair:
    S. Takei (Queens College of The City University of New York, USA)
  • Program Co-Chairs:
    T. Kato (Nagoya University, Japan)
    T. Nakamura (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, Japan)
  • Program Vice Chair:
    S. Saito (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Steering Chair:
    T. Ishibashi (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)
  • Steering Vice Chair:
    A. Tsukamoto (Nihon University, Japan)
  • International Advisory Chair:
    H. Awano (Toyota Technological Institute, Japan)


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