SNF Issue No. 47, September 2019-Preview No. 1
26th International Conference on Magnet Technology
October 17, 2019 (HE118). From September 22 to 27, 2019, Vancouver was host to the International Magnet Technology Conference (MT26). Around 800 magnet experts from more than 15 countries came to the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver downtown.
The conference covered all aspects of magnet research, development, construction, testing, and operation represented in over 40 submission categories. Exciting plenaries were paired with parallel sessions and posters giving the attendees insight into cutting edge magnet technology.
The IEEE Council on Superconductivity handed out its awards for outstanding contributions to the superconducting community. Initiated during MT25, the Young Scientists plenary was a highlight again: six aspiring young scientist pitched their research in five minute talks in front of all attendees.
14th European Applied Superconductivity Conference (EUCAS2019)
October 9, 2019 (HE117). The 14th European Applied Superconductivity Conference (EUCAS2019) took place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow, Scotland in from 1-5 September 2019. It was a great pleasure to welcome the applied superconductivity community to the United Kingdom! The conference attracted over 1010 attendees from 37 countries across the globe, with excellent contributions across superconducting materials, electronics and large-scale applications. Outstanding Keynote and Plenary speakers spanned all these themes, highlighting key recent developments and upcoming grand challenges.
Selected papers from EUCAS2019 will appear in a forthcoming issue of Superconductor Science and Technology. Industry engagement was excellent, with 39 exhibitors and 8 sponsors supporting the conference. There was a lively social programme, with a welcome reception at Glasgow Science Centre, exhibitor whisky tasting, 4.2 K fun run, James Watt 200th anniversary public lecture and a superb conference dinner with live Scottish music and dancing.
We are very grateful to everyone who supported and participated in a very memorable conference!
Robert Hadfield (Glasgow) and John Durrell (Cambridge)
EUCAS 2019 co-chairs
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