Prof. Paul Chu visited HPSTAR
Professor Paul C. W. Chu, the professor of Physics, T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science, and Founding Director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, visited HPSTAR on September 4, 2015.
During his visiting, prof. Chu presented a seminar talk with title “Wiring the Future: The Superconductivity Revolution”. In this talk, Prof. Chu reviewed the history of experiments aimed at the discovery of materials with ever higher superconducting transition temperatures, including the early efforts to raise the transition temperature of alloys above 20K. The talk concluded with a vision of the great promise in the application of high temperature superconductivity to the storage and transmission of “green” electrical power in the near future.
Prof. Chu is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Chinese Academy of Science (Beijing), the Academia Sinica (Taipei), the Third World Academy of Sciences, The Electromagnetic Academy and the Russian Academy of Engineering.
In 2007, he was appointed as a Member of the U.S. President's Committee on the National Medal of Science, responsible for the selection of recipients for this top scientific honor in the U.S. Prof. Chu's numerous awards include the National Medal of Science, the International Prize for New Materials, the Comstock Award, the Texas Instruments' Founders' Prize, the John Fritz Medal, and the Freedom Foundation National Award.