Programme in Detail


Sunday 1 September

0930-1800 Registration
1000-1730 Short Course 1: Design of Superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors
Dr Paolo Ferracin, CERN, Switzerland; Prof Herman Ten Kate, University of Twente, Netherlands
  This course covers the design of superconducting magnets for particle accelerators and detectors. The lectures are intended for physicists and engineers working in the areas of magnet technology and applied superconductivity, and interested in basic principles, physical parameters, analytical and numerical tools used for superconducting magnet design. For each of the applications considered, the courses will start by presenting the properties and characteristics of superconducting strands and cables. The main concepts related to magnetic design and coil lay-outs will be then outlined. In addition, the lectures will deal with the mechanics and fabrication techniques of a superconducting magnet, focusing in particular on coils and the structural components aimed at containing the electro-magnetic forces and managing the stresses. Finally, a description of the different systems devoted to cool and protect a magnet after a quench will be provided.
1000-1730 Course 2: Superconducting Power Devices
Dr Mark Ainslie, University of Cambridge, UK; Prof Antonio Morandi, University of Bologna, Italy; Prof Mathias Noe, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
  Many power system applications are under development using superconducting materials. Novel designs have been proposed to take advantage of the unique properties of superconducting materials and to achieve new functionalities and higher performance standards compared to conventional power devices. The short course on Superconducting Power System Applications will cover Superconducting Fault Current Limiters, Superconducting Transformers, Superconducting Rotating Machinery, Superconducting Cables and Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage. The course will cover the fundamentals of each application and describe, using case studies, some specific design considerations and demonstrator devices. The course will also summarize some of the future directions and research needs for advancing Superconducting Power System Applications.
1000-1300 Course 3: Superconducting Electronics and Quantum Computation
Prof Paul Seidel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
  The Josephson effects are the basis for many applications in the field of superconducting electronics. First there will be a discussion of these effects from theoretical aspects up to applications. After introduction of single Josephson junctions different circuits will be introduced like superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) and many junction arrays for the voltage standard. The superconductor digital electronics reaches from classical logic circuits up to advanced devices and quantum computing.
1800-2000 Civic Welcome Reception at Glasgow Science Centre
  Civic reception hosted by The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow.


Monday 2 September

0800-1800 Registration
0845-1000 Keynote Address - CCFE, Fusion: Now and in the Future - Prof Ian Chapman
  Ian Chapman is CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Head of the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. He has held a number of international roles in fusion, including Chair of ITER international working groups. He has published over 110 journal papers, one of which was shortlisted for the Nuclear Fusion Award in 2013, and given 30 invited lead-author presentations at international conferences. He received the European Physical Society Early Career Prize in 2014, the Institute of Physics Paterson Medal in 2013, the IUPAP Plasma Physics Young Scientist Prize in 2012 and the Cavendish Medal for Best early-career UK physicist in 2011. He was made a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2013 and became a visiting Professor at Durham University in 2015.
1000-1045 Refreshments & Exhibition
1045-1245 Oral Sessions:
  Applications of Josephson Junctions and SQUIDs
Coated Conductor Synthesis
Material Properties
Fusion (LTS)
1245-1400 Lunch (included in conference fee*)
1400-1600 Poster Session
- Electronics Applications
- Josephson Junctions
- Single Photon Detectors
Large Scale:
- Accelerator Magnets 2
- FCL Devices
- Fusion Magnets
- Power Cables
- BiSCCO-materials
- Coated Conductors 1
- Cuprates
- Electromechanical Properties - HTS
- Critical Current and Flux Pinning 2
- Superconducting Materials Properties
1530-1615 Refreshments & Exhibition
1615-1815 Oral Sessions
  Nanowire Detectors
Special Session: Coated Conductors
Bulk Materials 1
Superconducting FCL
Accelerator Magnets
1815-2000 Exhibitor Reception & Whisky Tasting

Tuesday 3 September

0800-1800 Registration
0845-1000 ESAS Award for Excellence - Presentation Ceremony & Lecture
1000-1045 Refreshments & Exhibition
1045-1245 Oral Sessions
  Digital Electronics 1
Fe-based Materials
Critical Current and Flux Pinning 1
Rotating Machines
Specialised Magnets
1245-1400 Lunch (included in conference fee*)
1400-1600 Poster Session
- Digital Electronics 2
- Superconducting Detectors
- Terahertz and Microwave Devices
Large Scale:
- Cooling, Insulation, Heat Transfer
- FCL and Transformers
- MRI and Medical Apps
- Superconducting RF
- Superconducting Machines
- Bulk Materials 2
- Coated Conductors 2
- Critical Current and Flux Pinning 3
- Nb-based Materials
1530-1615 Refreshments & Exhibition
1615-1815 Oral Sessions
  Special Session: Quantum Technologies
Coated Conductors - Properties
Broad Studies for Applications
Special Session: Electric Aircraft
Fusion (HTS)
Detector Applications
1830-2000 Evening Lecture - James Watt and Precision Engineering
Prof John Marsh, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
  James Watt is one of the most illustrious engineers to be associated with the University of Glasgow. His most significant invention – the separate condenser – came to him while walking close to Glasgow Green in 1765, at a time when he was Mathematical Instrument Maker to the University. Later elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1784) and the Royal Society of London (1785), he was awarded an honorary degree by the University in 1806.

Although he did not invent the steam engine, his inventions improved their efficiency by a factor of more than 4 – so mechanical engines could do the work previously done by people and animals. As a result, by 1900 steam engines did more work than the entire world population could have done if employed solely in manual labour. The ‘age of steam’ is an expression used to describe the period between the start of the industrial revolution and the early part of the 20th century, but even today around 80% of the world’s electricity is generated using steam.

James Watt’s successful development of powerful and efficient steam engines took years of hard work, requiring a combination of his inventive mind, his interests in precision measurement, and the best engineering technology of the time. The tradition of bringing inspirational ideas together with precision engineering continues to the present in the School of Engineering and in the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre. The presentation will reflect on Watt’s life, his inventions and the challenges he faced and relate his experience to that of carrying out world-leading engineering research today.


Wednesday 4 September

Time Session
0800-1800 Registration
0845-0900 The Jan Evetts SUST Award
0900-1000 Plenary: Superconductors in High Magnetic Fields – Now and the future - Prof Satoshi Awaji
1000-1045 Refreshments & Exhibition
1045-1245 Oral Sessions
  High Field HTS
Critical Current and Flux Pinning 4
BiSCCO-based Materials and MgB2
Device Fabrication and Applications
Special Session: Superconducting Cavities
1245-1400 Lunch (included in conference fee*)
1400-1600 Poster Session
- Quantum Devices and Quantum Information Processing
- SQUID and SQIF Applications
Large Scale:
- Bulk Magnets and Specialised Magnetic Field Applications
- HTS Cables
- HTS Magnets
- Levitation SMES and Mechanica
- Numerical Modelling: Large Scale Devices
- Coated Conductors 3
- Fe-based Materials
- Critical Current and Flux Pinning 5
- Novel and Device Materials
- MgB2
- Numerical Modelling 1
1530-1615 Refreshments & Exhibition
1615-1815 Oral Sessions
  High Field LTS
Fe-based Wires and Bulk
Topological Devices and Spintronics
Terahertz and Microwave Devices
Transportation & Grid Technologies
2000-2359 Conference Dinner & Ceilidh at Merchant's Square


Thursday 5 September

Time Session
0800-0900 Registration
0900-1000 Plenary: Superconducting Quantum Circuits: Balancing Art and Architecture - Prof Irfan Siddiqi
1000-1045 Refreshments & Exhibition
1045-1300 Plenary: Accelerator Technology – Now and the future - Dr Amalia Ballarino
1245-1400 Lunch (included in conference fee*)

* Lunch is included in the all fees and day tickets purchased for this date.

Contact Information

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Salisbury, SP1 1DX, UK