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  • Lectures on History of Science – Lecture 20: Superconductivity: A Century of Exploration

    SPEAKER Luo Huiqian


    EVENT DATE 16 Sep 2022

    EVENT TIME 19:20 – 20:55

    VENUE West Lecture Hall


    Superconductivity, as a macroscopic phenomenon of quantum condensation, is one of the cutting-edge basic research topics in condensed matter physics. It is of great importance for fields such as energy industry, scientific research, medical treatment and communication due to the “magic” properties superconductor shows, including zero resistance and complete diamagnetism. Numerous scientists have made prominent progress during a century of investigation into superconductivity, especially iron-based superconductors (FeSC) on the field of which China has achieved the world-leading level. Recently, it is believed that the mechanism of high-temperature superconductivity will be unveiled based on our understanding of FeSC, and leads us to the discovery of room-temp superconductivity. The application of superconductors will bring radical changes to the field of physics and human society.

    Brief introduction to the speaker

    Luo Huiqian, an associate professor of Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a doctoral supervisor and a popularized science writer. His research interest is on neutron scattering experiments of correlated electronic material, and he has published over 160 SCI papers cited for over 4400 times. Professor Luo is the excellent member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS in 2020, and receives funding as the member of Advanced Newton Fellowship, Royal Society of Britain in 2020, Outstanding Young Scientist of Beijing City in 2019, and National Outstanding Young Scientist in 2018. He has written about the science of physics for a long time and published over 100 great articles and books, such as One Hundred Thousand Whys (the 6th Edition ), Footprints of Physics, and Tiny Times of Superconductivity, etc. His works have been awarded the gold award of Best Works of China Science Writer Association and the second prize of Shanghai Award for Science and Technology Progress. Prof. Luo is also elected as the member of China Science Writer Association, the advisory panel of China Science Popularization Experts and Douyin Science popularization Experts, the committee for the revision of the textbook Science (Educational science press) of primary education and the bank of consultants of science fiction movies of China Film Administration.