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During the ESAS-2021 Award Ceremony on September 09, 2021, which was part of the EUCAS-2021 Closing Ceremony during the ESAS General Assembly, the 2021 ESAS Award for Excellence in Applied Superconductivity was bestowed on Dr. Pierre Védrine.

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(PA48). The European Society for Applied Superconductivity awards three prizes biannually to researchers, under the age of 30 or within three years of having completed their PhD, for outstanding work presented in person by poster or oral during the EUCAS conference.

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October 14, 2020 (PN6). IEEE CSC volunteers span numerous areas of superconductivity research. Recently, Oleg Mukhanov (Co-CEO, CTO, & co-founder of Seeqc) discussed Seeqc's unique approach and current strides in quantum computing technology.

Feature based on article by Matt Swayne of "The Quantum Daily" and Seeqc

Contributed by Jennifir McGillis, SNF Editorial Team Manager

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October 5, 2020 (PN5)  When John Martinis left Google last spring, we all wondered where he would land. It turns out he's on just about the other side of the world at the Australian start-up, Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC).

In his own words (from the article published on their website), “I’m hugely excited to join the team at SQC,” says Professor Martinis. “Building a quantum computer is my life-long ambition. If we can build one successfully at scale, it will be a transformational achievement with tremendous impact for humankind. I chose to come to SQC because of the promise of the unique approach in fabrication at the atomic level. No one else in the world can do what these guys are capable of.“

Contributed by Tony Przybysz, SNF Co-editor Electronics (digital & quantum computing)

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September 30, 2020 (PA47). According to the latest news of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee (Florida), our colleague David Larbalestier has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering: Larbalestier was cited for his "seminal work in high current, high field superconducting materials for over 50 years." 

Taken from the article "MagLab Superconductivity Expert Elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering" published 22 September 2020.

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 (PA43) ...elevated by the IEEE Board of Directors to the prestigious grade of IEEE Fellow (Class 2019).


There is an interesting article in the recent News Announcement of Nature. It may challenge the classical ways of physics analysis of experiments by applying Artificial Intelligence to experimental data...


The latest result published in a March 28 Nature article boosts confidence that Majorana quasiparticles exist and might be used to build a quantum computer.


January 8, 2018 (HP128, STH624). Superconducting magnets are widely used in MRI machines in hospitals, and in scientific equipment such as NMR spectrometers, mass spectrometers, fusion reactors and particle accelerators.

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IEEE recognizes the industrial innovations made possible by the design and construction of superconducting magnets for the Tevatron collider.