CSC Activities

IEEE Milestones Program

Thu, Nov 29th, 2018

The IEEE Milestones program honors significant technical achievements in all areas associated with IEEE.   Milestones...

Italy Chapter Hosts CSC Talk

Thu, Nov 29th, 2018

Superconducting Devices for Electric Power Grid: FCL e SMES In this seminar the concepts and the state of the art of...

Superconducting Electronics Summer School

Tue, Nov 27th, 2018

Superconductivity Oral Histories

Wed, Oct 17th, 2018

“Everyone who believes himself to have made a significant discovery will admit that the first inklings had their orig...

Upcoming Conferences

IPAC' 19
Sun, May 19th, 2019

10th International Particle Accelerator Conference

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
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SNS 2019
Sun, Jun 16th, 2019

Spectroscopies in Novel Superconductors 2019

University of Tokyo, Ito International Research Center
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Sun, Jul 21st, 2019

2019 Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference

Sun, Jul 21st, 2019

Cryogenic Engineering Conference and the International Cryogenic Materials Conference

Connecticut Convention Center
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Featured Paper

2017 Van Duzer Prize Paper- Gambetta et al.

Sun, Nov 4th, 2018

The paper addresses the design of superconducting quantum bits (qubits) for maximum coherence. It presents a systematic study of planar superconducting transmons of differing physical footprints to optimize the qubit design. It was found that qubits with small footprints are limited by surface loss and that qubits with large footprints are limited by other loss mechanisms. The results provide guidance for quantum circuit designers. It also motivates the development of better surface treatment methods to enable smaller area qubits with good coherence, as well as the development of additional strategies to understand loss mechanisms for qubits. This paper received 14 citations within the first 2 years based on google scholar. This indicates the high immediacy and impact of this paper.

Further Award/Paper Details

Featured Awardee


Susan Butler

2018 Recipient of The IEEE Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community
For sustained service to the applied superconductivity community, in particular:
• for building coalitions, and unstinting support at the local, state, national, and international level for meetings and conferences to promote applied superconductivity, technically and politically;
• for outstanding encouragement and stimulation of high school and university students, teachers, and industry partners to explore applied superconductivity and help create the next generation of scientists and engineers; and
• for championing women and promoting diversity in science, technology, and business.