Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physics Division

Physics Division Seminars

Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,

Alfredo Galindo-Uribarri
Tel (Office): (865) 574-6124  (FAX): (865) 574-1268


Fri., May 26, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. (refreshments at 9:40 a.m.)

High Temperature Superconductivity and Magnetism: Friends or Foes?

Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor of UC Berkeley
Conference Center, Room 202

In spite of nearly two decades of intense research, the physics of high temperature superconductivity remains mysterious. In this talk, we will describe the rich phenomenology of the magnetism in these materials and present some emerging universalities. We will finish with a considered plea for help.