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Science Rendezvous

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Join us for our science street festival on May 13, 2023!

Science Talk: Quest for High Temperature Superconductors

Given By: Professor John Wei

Location: MP137, McLennan Physical Labs, 60 St. George Street

Time: 1 pm - 1:45 pm


Superconductors are materials that, at low enough temperatures, carry electricity without dissipating energy. Useful for clean energy, they are also an embodiment of the quantum nature of electrons and atoms. This talk will survey early discoveries of superconductivity in simple materials to recent searches in complex materials. The quest is to find or create novel superconductors that, depending on application, do not need cryogenic cooling.

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Science Rendezvous at the University of Toronto (St. George Campus) features numerous demonstrations and activities that integrate science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and human ingenuity. The event offers visitors of all ages a chance to meet with world-class researchers, conduct hands-on experiments and, above all, have fun while discovering science in a whole new way.

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