CIFAR researchers attend largest conference on superconductivityThursday, August 2, 2012
As one of the plenary speakers on the first day of the conference, Program Director Louis Taillefer spoke about the progress being made in research on cuprate superconductivity. Dr. Taillefer shared exciting news that his research team has finally identified a key factor that limits the critical temperature – the temperature at which electrical resistivity drops to zero – in cuprate superconductors. “It is the same phenomenon that is responsible for the intriguing quantum oscillations we discovered in 2007 and have since been probing. These discoveries were made possible through collaborations with many CIFAR researchers,” says Dr. Taillefer.
CIFAR researchers will be presenting and chairing sessions all week. Participating members include:
- Fellows Claude Bourbonnais (Sherbrooke), Raffi Budakian (Illinois), Andrea Damascelli (UBC), Takashi Imai (McMaster), Catherine Kallin (McMaster), George A. Sawatzky (UBC), Jeff E. Sonier (Simon Fraser), André-Marie Tremblay (Sherbrooke).
- Associates Collin Broholm (Johns Hopkins), Steven Kivelson (Stanford), Gabriel Kotliar (Rutgers), Gilbert Lonzarich (Cambridge), Yoshiteru Maeno (Kyoto), Kathryn A. Moler (Stanford), Cyril Proust (Toulouse), T. Maurice Rice (Zürich), Subir Sachdev (Harvard), Douglas Scalapino (Santa Barbara) and Hai-Hu Wen (Nanjing).
- Advisors Richard L. Greene (Maryland), J.C. Séamus Davis (Cornell), Jochen Mannhart (Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart), and Hidenori Takagi (Tokyo).
- Fellows Doug Bonn, Walter N. Hardy and Ruixing Liang from UBC.
- Associates Ian Fisher (Stanford), Denis Jérome (Paris), Andrew Millis (Columbia), and Cedomir Petrovic (Brookhaven National Laboratory).
Learn about the conference.