The International Conference M2S HTSC 2015

August 23 -August 28 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The M2S2015 conference is the 11th conference in the successful series of tri-annual conferences on materials and mechanisms of superconductivity. The first one took place in 1988 in Interlaken in the wake of the discovery of high superconductivity by the Nobel Prize winners Johannes Georg Bednorz and Karl Alexander Müller.

The meeting has since then taken place in Palo Alto, Kanazawa, Grenoble, Beijing, Houston, Rio de Janeiro, Dresden, Tokyo, Washington and  returned to Switzerland in the summer of 2015.

Superconductivity is the phenomenon of electrical current flow without any loss of energy due to resistance. This extremely useful phenomenon is nowadays routinely applied in medical applications of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in large scale magnetic guiding systems such as CERN, the presently constructed nuclear fusion energy plant ITER, in high throughput electrical power cables, as well as the maglev train presently in construction by Japanese Railways.

The field of superconductivity is heavily driven by experimental progress using the most advanced technology available. Consequently the participants of M2S are actively involved in materials science, experimental techniques, theoretical research and/or applications of superconductivity.

The experimental techniques involve materials processing, crystal growth and characterization, low temperature techniques, ultra high vacuum, various kinds of neutron-, electron-, optical-, X-ray, and scanning probe techniques.

Superconductivity is also the subject of intense theoretical research, and has spurred novel ground breaking theoretical approaches to the mechanisms of superconductivity and more generally of emergent properties of strongly interacting electrons.   

Some 700 scientists from 42 countries have participated: It has been a pleasure to host you in Geneva!

Chair
Dirk van der Marel - Université de Genève

Co-chair
Jean-Marc Triscone - Université de Genève

Program chair
Manfred Sigrist - ETH Zürich

Program co-chair
Christian Bernhard - Université de Fribourg
Carmine Senatore - Université de Genève

Treasurer
Felix Baumberger - Université de Genève

Members of the Organizing Committee
Lucio Rossi - CERN
Corinna Kollath - Universität Bonn
Hugo Keller - Universität Zürich
Ming Shi - Paul Scherrer Institut
Peter Johnson - Brookhaven National Laboratories

Webmaster
Ivan Maggio-Aprile - Université de Genève

Heike Kamerlingh-Onnes Prize Chair
Gabriel Aeppli - Paul Scherrer Institut

Bernd T. Matthias Prize Chair
Paul Chu - University of Houston Texas

John Bardeen Prize Chair
Anthony J. Leggett - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About Geneva

The great history of this city, its development and the vision of its authorities means that Geneva blends the many advantages of a small city with the services and facilities of a large metropolitan area. Great visionaries such as Rousseau, Voltaire, Henri Dunant have lived and worked in Geneva, and nowadays the city is home of CERN, and of the University of Geneva founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin. Geneva’s tradition of welcoming people from all over the world makes it a unique and privileged destination. The central European location of this city and the accessibility provide an ideal setting for international meetings and events such as M2S-2015.

Besides its reputation as home to famous academic and research institutions, the city is known world wide for its beauty with breath-taking views of the surrounding Alps and Jura.