WHEN: Friday, August 5, 2011 | 9:00am to 3:00pm
WHERE: Schenectady Museum & Suits-Bueche Planetarium | Schenectady, NY
New York State is an important center for superconductivity, being the home of successful commercial participants, as well as developers of new applications for the technology.
As 2011 marks the centennial anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity by Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, we invite you to join with us to highlight the activities of the past 100 years and the promise of what is yet to come!
We are pleased to confirm the Centennial Speaker:
Dr. Dirk van Delft
Director of the Museum Boerhaave in Leiden, The Netherlands
Dr. van Delft is also extraordinary professor 'Heritage of the Science' at Leiden University and has written an authoritative biography on Kamerlingh Onnes and his lab, "Freezing Physics. Heike Kamerlingh Onnes and the Quest for Cold."
And Keynote remarks by:
The Honorable Paul D. Tonko
U.S. House of Representatives - New York
The Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Senate - New York
Acting Mayor Gary McCarthy
City of Schenectady
Additionally, leaders from New York State industry and academia including Chart Industries (Q-Drive), Cryomech, GE Global Research, Hypres, MTech Laboratories, National Grid, NYSERDA, Philips, Schenectady County Community College, Stony Brook University, SUNY Oneonta, SuperPower, Syracuse University, Union College, and others will participate in the program of talks and moderated panel discussions.
Expert Panels | Exhibits | Demonstrations | Networking Opportunities
Forward-thinking technologists, along with business leaders and legislators from New York State will address the impact of superconductor technologies in both the commercial markets and academic fields. In addition, they will reinforce the State's unique opportunity to play the lead role in supporting this technology and capitalizing on the game-changing solutions emerging in the fields of energy and renewables, healthcare, advanced computing, transportation, heavy industry, space, military and defense.
· Hear about the important technology advancements made by New York State organizations over the past 100 years and the promise for the future
· Take an active role in the discussions between legislators, economic development organizations, high tech companies and academic institutions as they work to further cultivate the superconductor economic growth opportunity.
· Learn how New York-based academic institutions, companies and leaders are playing a pivotal role in the development and commercialization of superconductor technologies.
· Be part of the collaboration between academia, economic development and industry in an effort to create excitement about superconductor career opportunities