Program Plenary Speakers
The ASC’22 Conference continues our long-standing tradition of creating an exciting program including a slate of vibrant plenary speakers who will discuss important topical research in a form accessible to all attendees.
Oct 24, 2022 - 08:15
Artificial Pinning Centers and the Quest of High Critical Current Densities in HTS Nanocomposites
ABSTRACT: After theoretical discovery of magnetic vortices by Abrikosov, which received 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics, vortex pinning in type II superconductors has been an important topic of research for high critical current densities in applied magnetic fields desired for a variety of applications in electric and electronic devices and systems. The small vortex core
Oct 25, 2022 - 08:00
Building and Exercising a Superconducting Quantum Processor Prototype
ABSTRACT: The Google Quantum AI team develops chip-based circuitry that one can interact with, which behaves reliably according to a simple quantum model. Such quantum hardware holds promise as a platform for tackling problems intractable to classical computing hardware. While the demonstration of a universal, fault-tolerant, quantum computer remains a goal for the future, it
Oct 26, 2022 - 08:00
Towards the Next Generation Particle Physics Facilities: A Magnet R&D Roadmap
ABSTRACT: For over half a century, high-energy particle accelerators have been a major enabling technology in particle physics, as well as nuclear physics and instruments of research for material science and biology. The decadal Particle Physics Community Planning Exercise known as “Snowmass” is in the final stages. Snowmass is a scientific study to define the
Oct 27, 2022 - 08:00
The Many Ways Sensitive Detectors of Radiation and Particles Use Superconductivity (and Why)
ABSTRACT: Some of the most sensitive radiation and particle detectors rely on the unique attributes of superconductivity to achieve their exceptional performance. The broad classification “Superconducting Detectors” is generally understood in this community to include transition-edge sensors, nano-wire single-photon detectors, superconducting tunnel-junction devices (SIS and SNS), kinetic inductance devices, and magnetic-penetration-depth devices. These sub-groups, however,
Oct 28, 2022 - 11:20
Challenges and Opportunities to Assure Future Manufacturing of Magnet Conductors
ABSTRACT: What will be the next large science facility to require thousands of tons of superconducting wire? When will it begin construction? Since requirements of existing science facilities already exceed the performance limits of the Nb-Ti conductor technology shared by the multi-billion-dollar medical imaging market, and since there is no other billion-dollar market requiring performance
ELEVATE - DEI Panel Plenary Speakers
The Applied Superconductivity Educational Foundation recognizes and is strongly committed to the significance and importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This year we have created an interactive DEI event featuring a panel of speakers to address the relevant topics brought forward from the superconducting community during our last event. These include: Unconscious bias; building awareness; achieving purposeful integration of this awareness into your professional practice; Communication and conflict management; engagement of members of your organization. We feel it is especially relevant to include in our discussion the influence of health, well-being and geo-political environment on diversity and inclusion. A pre-recorded talk will be released prior to the event to stimulate discussion and attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions and interact directly with the in-person panel members.
Our Panelists are:
ELEVATE - Early Career Plenary Speakers
In the frame of the ELEVATE Program, for the purpose of promoting professional & leadership development, the Early Career Plenaries event has been organized at the 2022 Applied Superconductivity Conference. This event follows the line traced by successful Young Scientist Plenary events at past Applied Superconductivity and Magnet Technology conferences, offering to early career scientists that are contributing significantly to developments in applied superconductivity, the prestigious opportunity to illustrate with short plenary talks their achievements or vision for future directions in our field. The early career scientists will be selected among recommendations made by the Program Committee, to have demonstrated outstanding, significant potential in the field of superconductivity and have gained the recognition and interest of other scientists in the community. The organizing committee believes that this addition to the plenary sessions gives the entire applied superconductivity community exposure to the novel thoughts, approaches and unexplored paths that these early career scientists can deliver.
The Early Career Plenary session is taking place on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 9:00 – 10:00 AM.
Our Early Career Plenary Speakers are: