Media Advisory: Canadian researchers lead world on one of physics' greatest

TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Two of Canada's leading physicists will be available to discuss their major discovery, which will be published in the January 28 issue of the journal Nature.

These researchers, based in Quebec and British Columbia, are leading the world in solving one of the greatest mysteries of physics: the nature of high-temperature superconductivity.

Superconducting materials have many highly useful properties, including the power to conduct electricity without resistance and the capacity to create powerful magnetic fields. These properties hold enormous technological implications - for power transmission, levitating high-speed trains, magnetic medical imaging, wireless communications and quantum computing.

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research will hold an embargoed media teleconference in advance of the paper's publication.

    Date:        Tuesday, January 26
    Start time:  1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
    Who:         Louis Taillefer (Université de Sherbrooke); Doug Bonn,
                 (University of British Columbia), Mel Silverman, (Canadian
                 Institute for Advanced Research)
    Information: To join the conference, dial 416-204-1403 or 1-866-613-5220,
                 and key in the password 9587529

SOURCE Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

For further information: For further information: For individual interviews, background information and images, contact: Patchen Barss, CIFAR Director of Communications,, (647) 407-4152 cell, (416) 971-4152 land

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