Boaz Almog: The levitating superconductor
Boaz Almog - Quantum Researcher
Boaz Almog uses quantum physics to levitate and trap objects in midair. Call it "quantum levitation." Full bio
About the speaker:Boaz Almog - Quantum Researcher
Boaz Almog uses quantum physics to levitate and trap objects in midair. Call it "quantum levitation."
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In October 2011, Boaz Almog demonstrated how a superconducting disk can be trapped in a surrounding magnetic field to levitate above it, a phenomenon called “quantum levitation.” This demonstration, seemingly taken from a sci-fi movie, is the result of many years of R&D on high-quality superconductors. By using exceptional superconductors cooled in liquid nitrogen, Almog and his colleague Mishael Azoulay at the superconductivity group at Tel Aviv University (lead by Prof. Guy Deutscher) were able to demonstrate a quantum effect that, although well known to physicists worldwide, had never been seen and demonstrated in such a compelling way.
Prof. Guy Deutscher, Mishael Azoulay and Boaz Almog
High Tc Superconductivity Group
School of Physics and Astronomy
Tel Aviv University
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