The 34th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2021)


Dr. Haruhiko Obara

General Chair, ISS2021

First of all, we would like to express our condolences for all the victims of COVID-19 across the world. It’s also no doubt that essential workers are busy working as frontline staff. All their efforts to tackle this global crisis should be highly appreciated. The ongoing COVID-19 problem has drastically changed people’s lifestyle. We heartfully wish for an early resolution to bring life back to normal.

Welcome to the 34th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2021). It was originally set for Nov. 23-25, 2021 in Wellington, New Zealand as an in-person symposium. However, in the time of lockdowns and travel restrictions, we have decided to postpone and reorganize it as a web-based online event. Our highest priority is your health and safety, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

The symposium has a long history dating back to 1988. Since then, the series has continued as an annual event. Our calendar of recent events includes:

ISS2016 (46 invited talks, 275 contributed talks, 427 participants, Tokyo, Japan)
ISS2017 (94 invited talks, 243 contributed talks, 475 participants, Tokyo, Japan)
ISS2018 (85 invited talks, 238 contributed talks, 449 participants, Tsukuba, Japan)
ISS2019 (79 invited talks, 222 contributed talks, 436 participants, Kyoto, Japan)
ISS2020 (64 invited talks, 142 contributed talks, 462 participants, Online & Tsukuba)

ISS2021: Web-based online symposium from November 30 to December 2

ISS2021 is hosted by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). It is great to see that innovative exciting presentations draw attention to students and professionals in the world of superconductivity even if we are physically separated. We also want to take this opportunity to strengthen the relationship between industry and the academic world. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Best wishes and stay safe,

Dr. Haruhiko Obara,
General Chair, ISS2021
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Prof. Nicholas Long

Co-Chair, ISS2021

Tēnā Koutou katoa.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately we cannot welcome you to Wellington, New Zealand as originally planned for 2021.

The past year has been very challenging all over the world. We hope all of you, your families and colleagues are safe and well. We salute those, especially health care and essential workers, who have made personal sacrifices for the well-being of others.

The Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington is very pleased to assist with hosting this online conference. We appreciate the effort participants from different time zones around the world will make to showcase the latest advancements in superconductivity research.

Superconductivity has its role to play in developing technology to better serve society in such areas as energy production and use, medical applications and advanced computing. We look forward to learning of novel contributions from distinguished scientists, engineers, and students at ISS 2021.

Thank you, Kia ora!

Prof. Nick Long

Co-Chair, ISS2021