Program - Overview

Since 1966, the Applied Superconductivity Conference has been the premier home for applied superconductivity conferences to report, discuss and contemplate important and timely technical advances in science and engineering from the broad fields of electronics, large scale, and materials.

We wish that this 2024 Applied Superconductivity Conference in Salt Lake City continues the tradition by being at the forefront of innovation in Applied Superconductivity! This is why we are excited to launch a new technical category on the use of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) as a tool for Applied Superconductivity in Electronics, Large Scale and Materials. The goal is to hear how you are using AI/ML as a tool in your fields so please go ahead and share with the community what you are working on!

Our goal for plenaries is to try to look ahead in each category: with neuromorphic computing on the Electronics front, with the hot topic of fusion as well as status and vision in the high energy physics/accelerators community in Large Scale. Finally, on the Materials front, we will hear about the latest development on IBS and get inspired by a talk about the path forward towards new material development.

We warmly welcome everyone to this 2024 Applied Superconductivity Conference in Salt Lake City for a program of exciting plenary, special session and oral speakers, and engaging posters and workshops.


The ASC 2024 conference program on superconductive electronics will focus on devices and technologies that enable high-performance applications, including advanced computing, sensors and detection, quantum-based precision measurements, superconductive electronics-based systems, and quantum engineering. In 2022 we welcomed several new quantum systems topics to our program for a unique opportunity for the Quantum Information community to present their latest results in quantum computing/communication/sensing that involve the use of superconductors in any part of the Quantum System. As in years past, the program will also be home to the Transition-Edge-Sensor (TES) Workshop, which has been an important part of ASC since 2008 (see additional information further below).

Large Scale

The ASC 2024 conference program on large-scale systems will focus on superconducting magnets, superconducting cables, and related technologies for high energy physics, nuclear fusion, high magnetic fields, biological and analytical sciences, medicine, power, energy, transportation, and emerging fields.


The ASC 2024 conference program on superconducting materials will focus on advances in processing, characterization, properties, industrial fabrication of superconducting thin films, bulks, wires/tapes, cables, high strength and insulation materials, SRF cavity materials for frontier physics, magnets and power applications.

Technical Program Now Available. Click here for details.

Special & Memorial Sessions

The ASC 2024 program committee is planning a number of special sessions which will be of interest for different attendees, including engineers/scientists, system-level developers, and industry-level representatives. Sessions will include special-invited and contributed presentations. Click here for details.

Transition-Edge Sensor (TES) Workshop

Transition-edge sensors, or TESs, are superconducting, thermal detectors. The energy of incoming photons or particles, or the energy of a nuclear reaction within an embedded material, is converted to heat in an absorber. A TES operates in the resistive transition between its superconducting and normal-metal states, where the electrical resistance is a strong function of temperature. Thus, the heat of absorption raises the device temperature and resistance. A SQUID ammeter measures changes in the device current. TESs are increasingly used in many measurement fields, including cosmic microwave background cosmology, X-ray and gamma-ray spectroscopy, quantum information, dark-matter searches, and measurement of the neutrino mass.

The first TES Workshop was held in 2002, with the goal that TES researchers from across the globe could share, discuss, and understand confusing experimental results from their early TESs of different geometries and materials systems. The TES Workshop has been held every two years since and has been joined to the Applied Superconductivity Conference since 2008. In 2020 the scope of the TES workshop expanded to include other detectors that share some elements of design, physics, or readout with TESs, and are thus of interest to the TES community. These include kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs), magnetic calorimeters, and hot-electron bolometers.

TESs provide interesting laboratories in which to study the nature of superconductivity itself. The TES Workshop has sessions dedicated to device physics, device readout, measurement applications, fabrication, and more. At ASC24, the TES Workshop will include a Special Session highlighting the ongoing work in detectors, readout, and modules of the CMB-S4 project.

To be added to the email list for this and future TES Workshops, please join here. The TES Workshop email list is separate from that of the wider ASC conference. Please follow this link for additional information or reach us by email at

Organized by: Shannon Duff (NIST), Douglas Bennett (NIST), Kaja Rotermund (LBNL), and Paul Szypryt (NIST/CU-Boulder)


A number of awards and prizes will be presented to outstanding engineers, scientists, and managers who have made significant contributions to the success of the field of applied superconductivity. Click here for Awards details.

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