The Superconductivity GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
Electrons may be like people. By collaborating, they can bring life to extraordinary emergent phenomena. For example, when electrons pair up, this gives rise to superconductivity, a quantum property whose technological impacts could radiate into such pressing areas as energy storage or transportation. However, superconductivity has not yet revealed the secret of its origins. Nevertheless, we live in a time of excitement in this field thanks to the numerous new superconductors discovered and synthesized in recent years, whose diversity enriches our approaches to the phenomenon. To study these materials, experimenters and theorists have developed many tools to face the challenge, pushing the technological limits of our experiments and going beyond the models that have structured the theoretical successes of the past century. We live in an inspiring time for superconductivity, the jewel of emergent phases.
This Gordon Research Seminar will bring together graduate students, post-docs, and early-career scientists to discuss the recent advances in our understanding of superconductivity and frame it within the broader picture of quantum materials. It is a unique opportunity to share cutting-edge results and ideas within what will become the next generation of the scientific community. Moreover, this seminar will be a long-waited onsite conference for young researchers, promoting discussions and collaborations. The Gordon Research Seminar will be followed by the week-long Gordon Research Conference (GRC), which will provide an in-depth view of new developments in the field of superconductivity.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by October 31, 2022. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.