U de S research professor receives prestigious international prize
AUniversité de Sherbrooke professor has been awarded the 2018 Kamerlingh Onnes prize, and international honour awarded for ‘illuminating the nature of superconductivity in conventional superconductors.’
Prof Louis Taillefer will be presented with his prize during a ceremony held in Beijing on August 1, 2018. He will share the prize with Prof. Yuji Matsuda of Kyoto University.
Taillefer is being honoured for his "seminal magneto-transport studies of heavy-fermion and cuprate superconductors".
These fundamental insights by Taillefer and his coworkers have advanced our understanding of what can make superconductors more robust, with the ultimate goal of reaching room temperature superconductivity - an achievement that would spark a major technological revolution.
Taillefer is an international leader in the study of quantum physics and has received numerous awards for his research, making Sherbrooke one of the major Canadian hubs of the scientific field, along with University of Waterloo and University of British Columbia.