June 2012 was the 50th anniversary of the publication of our colleague Brian Josephson's famous paper: "Possible new effects in superconductive tunnelling," Physics Letters 1, 251 (1962). His prediction of the tunneling of superconducting Cooper pairs, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1973, has led to many important applications in quantum-mechanical circuits, such as SQUIDs, superconducting qubits and RSFQ digital electronics.
We plan to mark this anniversary with a one-day meeting here in Cambridge on Saturday 23rd June 2012, with invited speakers covering the past, present and future of Josephson physics. The meeting will take place in Brian's own college, Trinity. On the day before the meeting, Brian will be giving a talk on his current interests, details here.
Recordings of the Event
Conference Invited Speakers
Speakers include Brian Josephson, John Clarke, John Rowell, Cathy Foley, Kent Irwin, Arnold Silver, Dale Van Harlingen, Risto Ilmoniemi, John Martinis and Mark Blamire.