Office of Science Engagement

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Basic Aspects of Superconductivity – PHYS 499
Basic Aspects of Superconductivity – PHYS 499

Co-taught by Nobel Laureate Professor Tony Leggett of the University of Illinois and Professor Ying Liu of Penn State University, this course will provide an introduction to the basic physics of superconductivity. Students from Penn State, the University of Illinois, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) will learn side by side in classroom space provided by SJTU. Being offered in the exciting international city of Shanghai, the course combines classroom learning, supervised research, and after-class exploration of the city.

Students are eligible to apply for:

Send a letter of application, resume, and an unofficial transcript to Prof. Ying Liu. Applications are due by Friday, February 1, 2020.



Dr. Ying Liu, Professor of Physics, Penn State University

Dr. Anthony Leggett, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor and Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Shanghai, China

May-June, dates TBD

1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): One semester of Quantum Mechanics

Serene view at Yu Yuan Gardens
View of Shanghai at night

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