MT26 abstract submission deadline is February 25, 2019! Further details are linked. ISEC 2019 Call For Abstracts! The 17th International Superconductive Electronics Conference (ISEC 2019)- Deadline 1 March 2019! NEW: Joint CEC/ICMC Student Fee Waiver Program! In addition to the existing regular financial assistance program of CEC/ICMC, CEC/ICMC have jointly established an enhancing program that Summary Report Available: 683rd Wilhelm-Else Heraeus Seminar Reported by Tim Bartley (scientific organizer), Junior Professor, Paderborn University, Germany Our IEEE Member Societies Affiliate with the Council on Superconductivity IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity The Superconductivity News Forum CSC Activities IEEE Milestones Program Thu, Nov 29th, 2018 The IEEE Milestones program honors significant technical achievements in all areas associated with IEEE. Milestones... More details 🡪 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... More details 🡪 Superconducting Electronics Summer School Tue, Nov 27th, 2018 More details 🡪 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... More details 🡪 Upcoming Conferences IPAC' 19 Sun, May 19th, 2019 10th International Particle Accelerator Conference Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Conference More details 🡪 SNS 2019 Sun, Jun 16th, 2019 Spectroscopies in Novel Superconductors 2019 University of Tokyo, Ito International Research Center Conference More details 🡪 CEC-ICMC Sun, Jul 21st, 2019 2019 Cryogenic Engineering Conference and International Cryogenic Materials Conference More details 🡪 CEC/ICMC 2019 Sun, Jul 21st, 2019 Cryogenic Engineering Conference and the International Cryogenic Materials Conference Connecticut Convention Center Conference More details 🡪 announcements MT26 abstract submission deadline is February 25, 2019! Last Thursday at 10:33 ISEC 2019 Call For Abstracts! Mon, Feb 11th, 2019 Summary Report Available: 683rd Wilhelm-Else Heraeus Seminar Fri, Feb 1st, 2019 IEEE CSC Call for 2019 Award Nominations! Thu, Jan 17th, 2019 CEC/ICMC 2019: Abstract Submission Now Open! Mon, Jan 7th, 2019 Announcement Archive 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 More details 🡪 Featured Awardee Photo: 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.