The Principles and Applications of Symmetry in Magnetism (PASM) Summer School is supported by the National Science Foundation and aims at introducing the critical tool of symmetry to students and junior researchers working on spin and magnetic phenomena in both theory and experiment. Hands-on introductions to the tools and concepts used at the forefront of condensed matter research will be delivered by leading researchers in the respective areas:

  • Barry Bradlyn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
    • Symmetry and topology; magnetic topological quantum chemistry
  • Aurélien Manchon (Aix-Marseille University, France)
    • Invariant theory and character table analysis applied to magnetism and spin-orbitronics
  • Satoru Nakatsuji (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    • Topological and multipolar magnets and spintronics
  • Oleg Tchernyshyov (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
    • Field theory of collinear and noncollinear magnetic order
  • Jakub Železný (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)
    • Reponses in antiferromagnets; non-relativistic symmetry analysis


Registration is free and open. Link to registration.

We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for participants and visitors. Women and minority researchers are especially encouraged to apply.


Financial support for a limited number of on-campus dorm rooms is available on a first-come first-served basis and can be requested during registration. More information about on-campus housing options and rates can be found at Guest Housing.

There are two hotels that are within walking distance of the summer school location:

Hilton: 425 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Best Western University Inn: 914 S College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524

Covid-19 Information

Please visit the CSU Covid-19 policy and protocol.


All lectures will be given in the Hammond Auditorium (Rm 120) in the Engineering Building (besides the Foucault pendulum at the main entrance of the Physics Department). Visiting Information

Metered parking is available at the Engineering parking lots.

To get to the Engineering parking lot turn South at the intersection of Laurel and Meldrum. If you are staying at Best Western, you can cross over College Ave, follow the pathway Southwest, which will connect to University Ave, then proceed West until you reach the LSC. If you are staying at the Hilton, you can walk North on Centre Ave, which will turn into a campus pathway, continue North until you reach the LSC.


The schedule will be posted here in June.

Lecture Notes

Lecture notes and other relevant materials will be available here after the completion of the summer school.

WiFi Access

Look for csu-guest in your WiFi settings. This is an unsecured and open network for guest access only. This provides access to the internet but not to CSU resources. Connections will act the same as coming from off campus. You will need to accept the Campus Acceptable Usage Policy to use this network.

Visiting Fort Collins

Fort Collins is great to visit during the summer–Things to do in Fort Collins


Program Committee

  • Hua Chen (Chair, Colorado State University)
  • Xin Fan (University of Denver)
  • Aurélien Manchon (Aix-Marseille University)