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Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 Emilio Segre Lecture: Superconductors: Old and New

Lecture | October 17 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Berdahl Auditorium, Room 105

Chancellor Emeritus Robert J. Birgeneau, Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Public Policy; Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Department of Physics

Solid State Physics is a field which continuously renews itself through the discovery of new materials and new phenomena. This has been particularly true for the subfield of superconductivity. We will review the progress in this field from Kammelingh Onnes's discovery of superconductivity in mercury in 1911 to the Bednorz-Mueller groundbreaking discovery of high temperature superconductivity in...   More >

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