Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Superconductivity at the March Meeting

[In this Physicsworld.com video, Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek talks about superconductors, topological insulators, quantum computers and more at the 2011 APS March Meeting.]

Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, talks with Physicsworld.com's Hamish Johnston at the 2011 APS March Meeting about the crossover between various physics disciplines. They also discussed the difficulties in solving problems with high temperature superconductors.

"It's hard to know what's going on in high temperature superconductivity," Wilczek said. "People have ideas that seem entirely disconnected from each other." Wilczek shared the 2004 Nobel Prize for Physics with David J. Gross and H. David Politzer for their discovery with the quantum field theory called quantum chromodynamics.

The centennial of the discovery of superconductivity was celebrated at the March Meeting. For more, check out the original Physicsworld.com article.

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