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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

Josephson 50th Anniversary Conference

Organising Committee

Professor W James Stirling CBE FRS, Head of Department, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Professor Judith Driscoll Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge & Fellow of Trinity College

Professor John Clarke, Physics Department, University of California, Berkeley; Materials Science Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Honorary Fellow, Christ's College

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.


Programme Listing