The University of Salamanca hosts a reunion of the European WALL project, which brings together young researchers on the cutting edge of spintronics.

The University of Salamanca will be hosting from today, Wednesday, 27 January through next Friday, 29 January, a special gathering of researchers involved in the European WALL project, a consortium that aims to train young scientists and carry out cutting edge research in the field of nanotechnology. For the first activity, participants attended a morning workshop ‘Public engagement in science and technology’, presented by the 3CIN foundation with the aim of analysing the importance of public communication of science.

WALL forms part of the Marie Curie European Commission Innovative Training Networks (ITN) actions which aims to advance the field of spintronics. This discipline not only involves manipulating the charge of electrons, part of the field of electronics, but also studies the electronic spin, a property of the subatomic particles which opens the way to the development of a new generation of devices, such as computer memory with greater capacity and less energy consumption.

The Department of Applied Physics at the University of Salamanca carries out basic research related to this field, specifically simulating the behavior of micromagnetic devices, and also participates in this European project in conjunction with the universities of Leeds (UK), Paris-Sud (France), Mains (Germany) and Turin (Italy), in addition to other companies. Participation in the WALL project has allowed the department to hire 11 researchers over four years, two of which are pursuing a doctorate in Salamanca.

During today’s events, participants analysed the responsibility of researchers in communicating science to society, as well as the available tools to do so, and engaged in practical workshops on communication media. During the remainder of the event, participants will put forth common goals and attend seminars while focusing on simulations made by micromagnetic devices.


Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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