Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer Theory of Superconductivity @ 50
Wednesday-Saturday, October 10-13, 2007
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1957 BCS paper will attempt to meet three goals: 1) highlight a physics discovery unique to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2) stress the intellectual impact of BCS on other areas of physics as well as technology; and 3) raise public awareness of solid state physics.
Each day of this four-day conference will be dedicated to different aspects of superconductivity. The first day will be devoted to the making of BCS -- that is, the history and people behind BCS. Current trends in superconductivity will be featured on the second day, and on the third day the technological impact of BCS will be highlighted. The last day of the conference will feature the impact of BCS on other areas of physics. Also, to help impart to the UIUC community the impact of BCS, we intend to hold a public lecture on the quantum magic of superconductivity.