Friday, July 27, 2007

More Celebration on BCS Theory 50th Anniversary

I wrote earlier on the celebrations being held at several places to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the landmark BCS Theory of Superconductivity by Bardeen, Cooper, and Schriefer. The celebration hasn't stopped. An announcement by the Condensed Matter division of the APS indicates an even grander upcoming celebration:

The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication of the BCS theory of superconductivity with a four-day conference Oct. 10-13, 2007. This conference, BCS@50, will cover the history of the discovery, the current status of research
in superconductivity and its applications, as well as areas of science shaped by the ideas of BCS. The current list of speakers and panelists can be found at

Attendance will be limited to 250 participants; therefore, we urge you to register early to secure your place in this exciting event. The registration fee is $250, which includes attendance at all conference sessions, continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches, Wednesday evening BBQ, Thursday evening keynote reception, Friday evening banquet, and all conference materials. Secure online registration is now open and available at the website above. The website also includes information regarding housing.

Why at UIUC, you ask? B, C, and S were at UIUC when this paper was published. So that's the connection. UIUC continues to have an extremely strong and respected program in superconductivity.


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