CSC presentation library

The CSC Presentation Library exists to preserve and disseminate video lectures, discussions, and presentations from the conferences and workshops that the Council supports. Since its inception in 2012, the library has become a rich repository highlighting many of the key advancements in superconductivity and is available free of charge in collaboration with

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ASC 2022

ASC 2020


A Superconducting Journey to a Black Hole and Beyond

Luisa Chiesa


Quantum Engineering of Superconducting Qubits and Quantum Computers

William Oliver


Why NMR & MRI Need Ultra-high Field Superconducting Magnets: A Biomedical Research Perspective

Joanna Long


Particle Physics at Accelerators: Goals & Challenges

Fabiola Gianotti

Speaker Fabiola Gianotti, CERN, presents her plenary on why superconductive magnets are so important, from a particle physics perspective.

Awards Ceremony

IEEE CSC Awards Ceremony

Bruce Strauss

The 2020 IEEE CSC awardees were announced at ASC 2020 on Friday, 30 October 2020. Information on individual awards can be found on the CSC Awards page. Congratulations to all recipients!


The Quest for Ultra-high Fields in Brain MRI: The Iseult 11.7 T Whole Body Magnet & MRI Research

Pierre Vedrine


Construction Status of ITER and Lessons from the Manufacturing for Application of Superconductivity in Fusion Reactors

Neil Mitchell


High-temperature Conventional Superconductivity at High Pressures

Mikhail Eremets

Community Recognition


Lemelson-MIT Student Prize Awarded to Federico Scurti

Federico Scurti

Federico Scurti invented the SMART Conductor which are optical fibers embedded within superconducting wiring that monitor for failures in High Temperature Superconductor systems.

ASC 2018


Part I - "Cramming More Qubits Onto Quantum Computers"

Paolo Gargini

Dr. Gargini provides an overview of the development of semiconductor technology roadmaps and their recent evolution to encompass other materials (including superconductors).


Part II - Intro - "Focus on Cryogenics & Superconductors"

Scott Holmes

Dr. Holmes reprises some of the background regarding semiconductor technology roadmaps evolving recently into the "International Roadmap for Devices and Systems" (IRDS).


Part III - Panel Discussion

Nancy Missert , Pascal Febvre , Scott Holmes , Michael P. Frank , John Spargo , Deepnarayan Gupta , Oleg Mukhanov

Panelists share insights on the status & prospects for cryogenics-based & superconductivity-based technologies for computation, information, communication, including quantum computing.


Probing the Universe with Gravitational Waves

Rainer Weiss

The lecture will describe portions of the difficult history of gravitational waves proposed about 100 years ago.


New Results from the G2 Axion Dark Matter Experiment

Gray Rybka

Gray Rybka reports the first results from exploring the range around 2.7 micro-eV last year, discuss this year's operations and review the ADMX G2 plans to continue the search to cover the entire mass range.


Superconducting Quantum Computing Research and Applications in the United States

Moe Khalil

This presentation provides a survey of the activities in quantum computing research and development in the United States.


Quantum Technologies in Europe – The Quantum Flagship Initiative

Thomas Ortlepp

The presentation gives a survey of the objectives and activities in Europe in the context of the quantum flagship covering all topics but emphasizing those based on superconducting materials and devices.


Quantum Annealing: Current Status and Future Directions

Richard Harris

This lecture consists of a brief review of current state-of-the-art QA technology by Richard Harris (D-Wave Systems).


Superconducting Quantum Computing in China

Xiaobo Zhu

Professor Zhu first gives an overview of the Chinese government Quantum information programs. He then focuses on the main target quantum computing in the next few years in China.


Superconducting Quantum Computing Research in Japan

Yasunobu Nakamura

Professor Nakamura gives an overview of research activities on superconducting quantum computing in Japan, including his group's approach toward integrated superconducting qubit platforms for quantum computing.