U de S re­search pro­fes­sor re­ceives pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional prize

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS - Record Staff

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.

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Pro­ces­sor Louis Taille­fer of the Univer­sité de Sher­brooke has been hon­oured with a pres­ti­gious prize for his work on su­per­con­duc­tors.

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