8th North America-Greece-Cyprus Workshop on Paramagnetic Materials:

NAGC 2018

Sparta, Greece – June 18-22, 2018


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Saeed Alhassan, Khalifa UST, Abu Dhabi
Nuria Aliaga, ICMAB Barcelona, Spain
Yasser Alwahedi
, Khalifa UST, Abu Dhabi
Thanasis Boudalis, Strasbourg, France
Nikolaos Boukos, Demokritos, Greece
Mario Chiesa, Torino, Italy
George Christou, Florida, USA
Peter Comba, Heidelberg, Germany
Ed Constable, Basel, Switzerland
Serena Corr, Glasgow, UK
*Sayak Das Gupta, Florida, USA
Gemma-Louise Davies, UCL, UK
*Despoina Dermitzaki, Demokritos, Greece
Jani Dolinsek, JSI Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mohamed Eddaoudi, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
Michael Fardis, Demokritos, Greece
Natia Frank, Victoria, Canada
*Totan Ghosh, Technion, Israel
*Naama Gluz, Technion, Israel
Dimitris Gournis, Ioannina, Greece
Malcolm Halcrow, Leeds, UK
*Ashlyn Hale, Florida, USA
Steve Hill, NHMFL, USA
Catherine Housecroft, Basel, Switzerland
Jae Hyuck Jang, KBSI, Korea
Stefan Jurga, Poznan, Poland
Michael Karakasides, Ioannina, Greece
Piotr Kaszynski, Lodz, Poland
Chris Kay, LCN, UK
Vassilis Kilikoglou, Demokritos, Greece
Hae Jin Kim, KBSI, South Korea
*Mitja Krnel, Josef Stefan, Slovenia
S. Vijay Kumar, Khalifa UST, Abu Dhabi
Kyle Lancaster, Cornell, USA
Richard Layfield, Sussex, UK
Eduardo Libby, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Jim McCusker, Michigan State, USA
Shenqian Ma, South Florida, USA
George Mitrikas, Demokritos, Greece
Grace Morgan, UCD, Ireland
*Ioannis Mylonas-Margaritis, NUI Galway, Ireland
Jan Musfeldt, Tennessee, USA
Graham Newton, Nottingham, UK
Sokrates Pantelides, Vanderbilt, USA
Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, NUI Galway, Ireland
Georgios Papavassiliou, Demokritos, Greece
Kaspar Pedersen, DTU, Denmark
Juan Peralta, Central Michigan, USA
Spyros Perlepes, Patras, Greece
Stergios Piligkos, Copenhagen, Denmark
Michael Pissas, Demokritos, Greece
Kathryn Preuss, Guelph, Canada
Vassilis Psycharis, Demokritos, Greece
Katerina Raptopoulou, Demokritos, Greece
*Brad Russell-Webster, Florida, USA
Yiannis Sanakis, Demokritos, Greece
Hannah Shafaat, Ohio State, USA
Mike Shatruk, Florida State, USA
Monica Soler, Santiago, Chile
Kyriakos Stylianou, EPFL, Switzerland
Jacek Szczytko, Warsaw, Poland
Anastasios Tasiopoulos, Nicosia, Cyprus
Georgia Zachariou, Demokritos, Greece
Jeff Zaleski, Indiana, USA

*indicates junior speakers (from outside Greece and Cyprus)



The NAGC 2018 meeting will be held on June 18-22, 2018, in Sparta, Greece. The venue will be the Mystras Grand Palace Resort & Spa just outside Sparta and close to the Byzantine city of Mystras.

The NAGC Workshops are held every two years, alternating between Cyprus and Greece. We shall once again be organizing a broad program that will bring together a wide range of researchers working in diverse fields and applications who would not normally attend the same meeting. The program will span chemistry, physics, and materials science – both experimentalists and theorists, junior and senior – and will encompass any kind of study on any kind of system involving unpaired electrons – but the latter does not have to be a focus of the talk: molecular or non-molecular materials; organic, inorganic, or biochemical; ground state or excited state; solid, liquid, or gas. In fact, some talks involve no unpaired electrons at all, and that is okay too.

For maximum benefit to everyone, it is hoped that senior speakers will present talks that have a tutorial component to them, perhaps 20{155f4b8acca879538be9a8bbf21a2c09d5f431bea234a7a43eaba3c685ec2640} or so of the allocated time, with the rest on research results. We are also hoping to have many students and postdocs attend, and will try to ensure that as many as possible are included on the program.

The event will begin with a welcoming reception in the evening of June 17, 2018. The talks will begin in the morning of June 18. The talks will be 30 mins (15 mins for students), and there will be no parallel sessions or plenary lectures.

The lecture facilities and some workshop accommodation will be at the newly-built Mystras Grand Palace Resort & Spa on the outskirts of Sparta and not far from the ancient town of Mystras, a byzantine archeological area that is a UNESCO World Heritage Center. We have negotiated a rate of 120 and 140 euros for single and double rooms, respectively, including a full Mediterranean buffet breakfast. Alternative hotel accommodations are available 2-3 km away in nearby Sparta and Mystra – more details about these will be posted soon as they become available.