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)
    • Responses in antiferromagnets; non-relativistic symmetry analysis

Syllabi, Lecture Notes, and Recordings

Lecture series A (Oleg Tchernyshyov): Field theory of collinear and noncollinear magnetic order

Lecture series B (Jakub Železný): Symmetry of response tensors, antiferromagnets and non-relativistic symmetry analysis

Lecture series C (Barry Bradlyn): Magnetic Topological Quantum Chemistry

Lecture series D (Satoru Nakatsuji): Topological and multipolar magnets and spintronics

Lecture series E (Aurélien Manchon): Invariant theory applied to magnetism and spin-orbitronics

Group Photo


Monday, July 10th

9:00am-10:00amLecture A-1 (Tchernyshyov)
10:00am-10:15amCoffee break
10:15am-11:15amLecture B-1 (Železný)
11:15am-11:30amCoffee break
11:30am-12:30pmLecture A-2 (Tchernyshyov)
12:30pm-2:00pmLunch break
2:00pm-3:00pmLecture C-1 (Bradlyn)
3:00pm-3:30pmCoffee break
3:30pm-4:30pmLecture B-2 (Železný)

Tuesday, July 11th

9:00am-10:00amLecture D-1 (Nakatsuji)
10:00am-10:15amCoffee break
10:15am-11:15amLecture E-1 (Manchon)
11:15am-11:30amCoffee break
11:30am-12:30pmLecture A-3 (Tchernyshyov)
12:30pm-2:00pmLunch break
2:00pm-3:00pmLecture C-2 (Bradlyn)
3:00pm-3:30pmCoffee break
3:30pm-4:30pmLecture B-3 (Železný)

Wednesday, July 12th

9:00am-10:00amLecture D-2 (Nakatsuji)
10:00am-10:15amCoffee break
10:15am-11:15amLecture E-2 (Manchon)
11:15am-11:30amCoffee break
11:30am-12:30pmLecture A-4 (Tchernyshyov)
12:30pm-2:00pmLunch break
2:00pm-3:00pmLecture C-3 (Bradlyn)
3:00pm-3:30pmCoffee break
3:30pm-4:30pmLecture B-4 (Železný)

Thursday, July 13th

9:00am-10:00amLecture D-3 (Nakatsuji)
10:00am-10:15amCoffee break
10:15am-11:15amLecture E-3 (Manchon)
11:15am-11:30amCoffee break
11:30am-12:30pmLecture A-5 (Tchernyshyov)
12:30pm-2:00pmLunch break
2:00pm-3:00pmLecture C-4 (Bradlyn)
3:00pm-3:30pmCoffee break
3:30pm-4:30pmLecture B-5 (Železný)

Friday, July 14th

9:00am-10:00amLecture E-4 (Manchon)
10:00am-10:15amCoffee break
10:15am-11:15amLecture D-4 (Nakatsuji)
11:15am-11:30amCoffee break
12:30pmEnd of the school


Registration is free and open until May 12, 2023 or until the maximum number of participants has been reached. Link to registration.

Update 5/1/2023: Registration is now closed as the maximum number of participants has been reached.

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. (Update 4/25: Early registrants who are eligible for the financial support have already been contacted. Please start your travel planning soon if you have not done so to avoid potential delays.)

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


The Summer School does not provide any meals except coffee and tea during coffee breaks. You are welcome to explore the many restaurants near the CSU campus.

On-campus dining options include:

Lory Student Center (MAP)

The Foundry (Dining Center) (MAP)

Ram’s Horn (Dining Center) (MAP)


Metered parking is available at the Engineering parking lots. More information on visitor parking including daily permits can be found here.

Covid-19 Information

Please visit the CSU Covid-19 policy and protocol.

Location of Lecture Room

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. Google Map.

For transportation on campus, in and around Fort Collins, or to and from Denver International Airport, please reference the links below:

Groome Transportation (convenient shuttle between DEN and Fort Collins)



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)