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Superworld Community Outreach

by: TcSUH Administration

Date: Friday September 01, 2006

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Houston Science Center – Building 593 — Room 102


Prof. Paul Chu – The Science of Superconductors: From Discovery to Useful Materials (12:35—12:55 p.m.)

Prof. Chu will share the excitement of discovering the first high temperature superconductor (HTS), explain the unique properties of HTSs, and discuss progress and challenges to date in making practical materials for revolutionary applications.

Prof. Chu and colleagues discovered the first superconducting compound above LN2 temperatures in 1987, setting off a worldwide race and creating an exciting new field. He is the founding director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, where he is the T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science, Professor of Physics, and Executive Director; and President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Alan Lauder – Applications of Superconductors: Changing our World (12:55—1:15 p.m.)

Dr. Lauder will share the exciting progress made to date on applications that are environmentally friendly and cost effective and are revolutionizing our world in the areas of medicine, transportation, electric power, industry, communications, and scientific research.

Alan Lauder is President of Alan Lauder Inc., a business strategy consulting company, and Executive Director of the Coalition for the Commercial Application of Superconductors. He was Director and General Manager of DuPont Superconductivity prior to his retirement in 2003. Dr. lauder spent 35 years at DuPont in a variety of businesses bringing research from the bench to the plant site and the marketplace.


Science and Applications (1:15—2:30 p.m.)

How do superconductors work? How will they change our world? Participate in exciting hands-on demonstrations and see prototypes and applications in energy and power, medicine, communications, transportation, high energy physics, and scientific research.

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