The 36th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2023)


Prof. Nicholas Long

General Chair, ISS2023

Hello and welcome to ISS2023, as the Chair of the organizing committee, I am delighted to have you all here in New Zealand for this 36th edition of the conference. This edition of ISS is particularly special as it marks the first time that the conference is being held outside of Japan. It is an exciting opportunity for all of us to explore new possibilities and perspectives in the field of superconductivity.

ISS focuses on the topics of Physics and Chemistry, Wires and Bulk, Electronic Devices, and Large Scale Applications of superconductivity. This year, we will be featuring the latest research and developments in these areas, providing a platform for discussions and collaborations among leading experts in the field.

Furthermore, the conference will provide an international perspective on the various topics related to superconductivity, and will serve as an opportunity for researchers from around the world to connect, share ideas and work together towards advancing the field.

I encourage all of you to actively participate in the discussions, and to take advantage of this opportunity to learn and grow your mastery of the subject. I also hope that you will enjoy the chance to meet new colleagues and to network with international researchers.

We are all here to contribute to the advancement of superconductivity technology, and I look forward to working together during this conference.

Prof. Nicholas Long
Chair, ISS2023


Dr. Haruhiko Obara

Co-Chair, ISS2023

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) are very excited to host the 36th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2023).

Every year, the ISS brings together scientists and engineers from all over the world to present their recent research results and exchange innovative ideas covering a wide range of research topics, from fundamental science to novel applications, of superconductivity. It offers great opportunities for networking and building links between academia and industry. The ISS also promotes the active participation of young scientists, engineers, and students in superconductivity research through the ISS Encouragement Award that recognizes excellence in research and presentation.

This year, we will have another exciting program including plenary and invited talks from the world leading experts in the Physics and Chemistry, Wires and Bulk, Electronic Devices, and Large Scale Applications fields of superconductivity. We are sure that you will find the symposium stimulating and enjoy the exchange of the most recent scientific and technological advances in superconductivity.

Originally, the ISS2020 was supposed to be held in Wellington. However, due to the spread of the COVID-19, we had to give up, and I was very sorry. We made efforts to hold the event in Wellington in 2021 and 2022 as well, but it didn’t come true. However, in 2023, the world has changed. The COVID-19 has almost settled down, and it seems that our wish will be fulfilled for the first time in three years. We hope to see you all in Wellington. At this year’s symposium, we will resume the Poster Session for the first time in three years. In addition, Japanese students will be subsidized for travel expenses to New Zealand. Inexpensive accommodation is also available locally for all students.

We have additional good news, there are changes to the symposium proceedings. In addition to the conventional IOP Journal of Physics Conference Series, you will also be able to select the Superconductor Science and Technology (SUST) this year. If you have high-quality research content, please try to submit it to the SUST.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the ISS2023.

Dr. Haruhiko Obara
Co-Chair, ISS2023