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Physics Seminar - Prof Nicholas J Long

Monday, 17 May 2021

Physics Department

Prof Nicholas J Long

Paihau - Robinson Research Institute

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

"Current superconductivity and space research at Robinson Research Institute"

Robinson Research Institute develops electromagnetic and materials technologies and has a strong international reputation for superconductivity research. New Zealand has a notable track record in superconductivity research going back to 1987 and the discovery of the high temperature superconductors (HTS). Most New Zealand research in this field has been hosted at the Robinson Research Institute, but also encompasses companies HTS-110 Ltd and Fabrum Solutions who manufacture magnets and cryostats.

In this talk I’ll introduce the Institute and survey recent and current projects including transformers, MRI systems and high-speed motors for electric aircraft. A recent focus has become the development of superconductor systems for space applications. I’ll talk about some of the possible uses for superconductors in space and the collaborations we are developing to work on these applications.

WHEN: Wednesday 4 August 2021
WHERE: Room 314, Science 3 Building
TIME: 12.00 pm–1.00 pm


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Light refreshments to follow in Common Room