The 35th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2022)


Prof. Nicholas Long

General Chair, ISS2022

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you to the 35th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2022). This three-day symposium packed with presentations from topical experts begins on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, in Japan Standard Time.

The International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS) was launched back in 1988 after the discovery of copper-oxide-based high-temperature superconductors and it has been held annually since then.

In 2020, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) planned to co-host the ISS2020 in Wellington, New Zealand. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting in Wellington was postponed. The venue changed to Tsukuba, Japan and the ISS2020 took place as a hybrid event.

The year of 2021 was also very challenging. With the health and safety of our participants as our top priority, we decided to go all-virtual. Through an online format, the ISS2021 shared exciting recent research results and innovative application ideas of superconductivity with 342 participants from 22 countries.

We sincerely hoped to have ISS2022 as an in-person meeting in Wellington, New Zealand. However, a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases early this year, and continuing uncertainty on travel restrictions, compelled us to shift to a virtual format again. We eagerly anticipate that we will meet each other in-person and enjoy face-to-face interaction in Wellington, New Zealand next year.

Every year, ISS is committed to excellence in its technical program. Our international advisory committee and program committee are working hard to organize this year’s program with diverse topics in superconductivity. We are confident that ISS2022 will offer an excellent opportunity to learn new advancements in the field of superconductivity and a great chance to strengthen the relationship between academics and industry.

We look forward to seeing all of you online in November at the ISS2022.

Thank you, Kia ora!
Prof. Nick Long
Chair, ISS2022

Dr. Haruhiko Obara

Co-Chair, ISS2022

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) are very excited to host the 35th International Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS2022).

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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we need to hold the ISS2022 online again. In addition, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan has revised the Export Trade Control Ordinance based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law in response to the current international situation. Please be aware that the ISS2022 Secretariat shall follow and organize the symposium under the new government policy.

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.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you at the ISS2022.

Dr. Haruhiko Obara
Co-Chair, ISS2022