October (Hybrid: In person & Zoom) 10/11/23

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

Research Frontiers in Superconductivity

Quantum materials

As the quest for energy-efficient technologies gains momentum, the search for higher-temperature superconducting materials continues to captivate scientific interest. Dr. Wilson will describe the origins and fundamentals of the phenomenon of superconductivity, along with the challenges associated with discovering new superconducting materials. It will trace the historical progression of research in this intriguing field, highlight the technological potential of emerging classes of superconductors, and explore the current frontiers of superconductivity research.

Dr. Stephen Wilson

Stephen Wilson, Professor, UCSB Materials Department, Associate Director, California Nanosystems Institute, Co-Director, NSF's Quantum Foundry at UCSB

Dr. Stephen Wilson received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2007 and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in the Materials Science Division until 2010. Professor Wilson's research group focuses on the development and investigation of new classes of "quantum" materials with a particular focus on unconventional superconductors, quantum magnets, and correlated metals. See the Wilson Group's lab website for more.


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