Welcome to the M2S Conference

July 17 - 22, 2022 / Vancouver Convention Centre

The phenomenon of superconductivity, with its twin properties of zero electrical resistivity and perfect diamagnetism, has fired up the imagination of researchers for over a century, driven myriad applications, and inspired the imagination of the broader public. Discovered before the development of quantum mechanics, it has been a driver of theoretical physics, spawning the development of ideas and theoretical techniques reaching far beyond the limits of the field. It has also been a major driver of experimental techniques, leading to the development of many of the tools now central to condensed matter physics. The unique properties of superconductors also find their way into both existing applications and many paths to future devices, from MRI machines to quantum computing.

Since 1988, the Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity (M2S) conference has, every three years, brought together researchers in condensed matter physics and quantum mechanics from around the world to share the latest research in the field of superconductivity. The first conference was held in Interlaken, Switzerland, shortly after the discovery of high temperature superconductivity by the Nobel Prize winners Johannes Georg Bednorz and Karl Alexander Muller.

Subsequent meetings have been held in Palo Alto, Kanazawa, Grenoble, Beijing, Houston, Rio de Janeiro, Dresden, Tokyo, Washington, Geneva, and Beijing.

After a globally challenging period, we are pleased to be bringing the M2S conference to Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), in July 2022.

The aim of M2S-2022 is to bring together researchers across the full spectrum of activities in superconductivity, enabling exchange of ideas, fostering collaborations, and fueling future research. All aspects of research in the field will be represented, including materials development, advances in theory and experiment, and research aimed at applications, and will span the gamut of contemporary topics in the field.

About Vancouver

Vancouver is the largest city in British Columbia and is Canada’s main seaport on the Pacific Coast. Perched between the Salish Sea and the Coast Mountains, it is known world-wide for its natural beauty and limitless opportunity for outdoor recreation. It is also home to the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, a world-leading research centre pushing the boundaries of quantum materials discovery and innovation at the University of British Columbia. 

Although young, Vancouver is a vibrant multicultural city, owing to its location on the Pacific Rim, and the deep connection to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations who have long cared for this, their traditional, ancestral and unceded land. The conference will take place in the Vancouver Convention Centre, with its breathtaking backdrop of the city’s harbour and surrounding mountains.

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Meeting safely

Our goal is to deliver an exceptional onsite experience. We work with our partners, guests, exhibitors and event staff to produce a seamless, productive, enjoyable and, most importantly, safe conference while carefully adhering to local, provincial and federal public health guidelines. 

As per current guidelines, all delegates are required to be fully vaccinated with one or more of the vaccines approved by the Government of Canada. You will have to provide proof of vaccination and a piece of valid government photo ID at the registration desk to get access to the meeting area. Masks have to be worn at all times indoors. Learn more...

The organizer will take every reasonable precaution to keep attendees safe during the conference. 

Safety protocols Vancouver Convention Centre

IUPAP Policies on Conferences

The M2S Conference 2022 abides by the IUPAP Policies on Conferences. 

Free Circulation of Scientists: The principle of the Universality of Science is fundamental to scientific progress.

This principle embodies freedom of movement, association, expression and communication for scientists, as well as equitable access to data, information and research materials. In pursuing its objectives with respect to the rights and responsibilities of scientists, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) actively upholds this principle, and, in so doing, opposes any discrimination on the basis of such factors as ethnic origin, religion, citizenship, language, political stance, gender, or age. IUPAP should only sponsor conferences and events at institutions and in countries that uphold this principle. If scientists are excluded from attending IUPAP-sponsored international conferences by a host institution or country on the basis of any of these factors, IUPAP should register its concern at the highest level of that institution or country, and should not sponsor any future events in that country until such exclusions have been eliminated.

Harassment at Conferences

It is the policy of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) that all participants at an IUPAP-supported Conference will enjoy a comfortable experience, and that they will treat each other with respect at all times. The conference organisers will appoint two advisors at the conference who will consult with those who have suffered from harassment and who will suggest ways of redressing their problems, and an advisor who will counsel those accused of harassment. 

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