CAP Lecture: 100 years of superconductivity: what have theorists contributed to the story?

Event Details

  • Speaker(s): Frank Marsiglio
  • Date:
  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • Location: MacN 113

University of Alberta

Abstract

Superconductivity is nearly 100 years old; however, the established theory of conventional superconductors is barely more than half as old. But how established is it, and how conventional are the 'old' superconductors? This talk will discuss some of the successes of this established framework, generally know as BCS-Eliashberg theory, and how some of these ideas fit in with more modern, high-Tc superconductors. More importantly we will discuss some of the 'dirt' that has been swept under a number of 'rugs', and some recent attempts to rectify this messy state of affairs.

Host: Elisabeth Nicol

The Physics Undergraduate Scholarship Awards will be presented prior to the lecture. The award ceremony, CAP Lecture, and photos will be followed by a reception outside MacNaughton 113. Everyone is welcome to attend.