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the European Society for Applied Superconductivity (ESAS), with cooperation of Editors from Asia, Australia and New Zealand

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July 21, 2017 (A392).  The annual German cryogenic workshop on cryogenic components (KRYO 2017) will be held this year in Bad Aibling, Germany, from October 8th to 10th, 2017.  It is being organized under the aegis of Walther-Meissner-Institute, Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

Bad Aibling is a resort town at the picturesque foothills of Alps, south of Munich.  The meeting venue will be the four-star hotel “St. Georg”.

The organizing committee of the 13th biennial European Conference on Applied Superconductivity, EUCAS 2017, is pleased to announce that a series of Short Courses will be offered on Sunday, September 17th, 2017.
The courses will take place at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, and will be targeted to students, scientists, and engineers who wish to broaden their background in applied superconductivity.

January 3, 2017 (HP120).  Three scientific societies, the American Physical Society (APS), the Material Research Society (MRS) and the American Chemical Society (APS) issued jointly a science policy report “The U.S. Research Community’s Liquid Helium Crisis: An Action Plan to Preserve U.S. Innovation”.   It addresses the specific US situation but contains information of interest to the worldwide research community.  It also formulates policy recommendations aiming at preserving the supply of liquid helium for research at an acceptable price, increasing economically viable He gas capture at the supply side and at promoting helium recovery or recycling, including a related decision-making methodology for scientists.


December 5, 2016 (A366).  On November 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the limitations of traditional materials and designs used in electric motor components by cost-effectively enhancing their efficiency, improving their performance, and reducing weight. This effort will support innovative approaches that will significantly improve the technology in industrial electric motors, which use approximately 70 percent of the electricity consumed by U.S. manufacturers and nearly a quarter of all electricity consumed nationally.


October 14, 2016 (A360). The Jan Evetts SUST Award 2017 will be presented at the European Conference on Applied Superconductivity (EUCAS) 2017 in Geneva recognizing The Best Paper published in SUST in 2017 by an Early Career Researcher.

2017 will mark the 30th anniversary of Superconductor Science and Technology (SUST), a journal from IOP Science.  The IOP team and the SUST Editorial Board are dedicated to supporting early career researchers and are delighted to launch The Jan Evetts SUST Award, a new annual early career best SUST paper award named in fond memory of our founding Editor, Professor Jan Evetts.

Entry Criteria, important dates, and deadlines can be found here.


May 27, 2016 (A348U).  The ESAS Winter School on Novel Frontiers in Superconducting Electronics: from Fundamental Concepts and Advanced Materials towards Future Applications will be held from December 12th to17th, 2016, in Pozzuoli (Napoli), Italy. The school is a satellite event of the International Superconductive Electronics Conference (ISEC 2017), which will take place in Sorrento (Italy) the following year and is co-sponsored by IEEE CSC.  This School is complementary to and coordinated with the ESAS Summer School on Superconducting Electronics 2016 (see A345).


August 17, 2016 (A356). The IEEE CSC and ESAS Superconductivity News Forum (global edition) (SNF) http://snf.ieeecsc.org/ invites each plenary and invited speaker at the ASC 2016 to pre-publish her/his manuscript of plenary talk or publish the plenary slide presentation in SNF, if no manuscript was prepared. 


July 19, 2016 (A353).  The 628th Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Seminar “Trends in Mesoscopic Superconductivity” will be held in Bad Honnef / Germany from Monday, November 14,

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