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It has been just over 100 years since the discovery of superconductivity, but the design of new and more useful superconductors remains as enigmatic as ever. These materials play crucial roles both for basic science and applications, and hold great promise in addressing our global energy challenge. The recent discovery of a new class of high-temperature superconductors has made the community more enthusiastic than ever about finding new superconductors.
Historically, these discoveries were almost completely guided by serendipity, and now, researchers in the field have grown into an enthusiastic global network to find a way, together, to predictively design new superconductors. I will share our general guidelines and hope to convey the renewed passion we share in this international pursuit.
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