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Superfluids and Superconductors

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:30
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory

Superfluidity and superconductivity -- the flow of matter or electrical current without friction -- are the two most spectacular manifestations of quantum mechanics at a macroscopic scale, and the understanding of these phenomena is one of the great achievements of quantum theory applied to systems of many particles. They continue to present new experimental and theoretical challenges today, many decades after their serendipitous discoveries in 1937 and 1911. The lectures will introduce three aspects of this subject.