The European Society for Applied Superconductivity (ESAS) awards three prizes biannually to researchers under the age of 30 for outstanding work delivered in person both by oral and poster presentation during the EUCAS conference. This year one prize was added in the memory of Professor Antonio Barone, sponsored by the CNR-SPIN Institute in Genoa of which Professor Barone was a founding member.
Professor Barone died in 2012 and has made an outstanding contribution to this superconductivity field, especially in the study of the Josephson Junctions.
These are the Eucas 2013 winners:
for the section "Wires and Tapes": Valeria Cubeda, Columbus Superconductors - Genova, with "Development of ex-situ MgB2 round wires for the LHC superconducting link project"
for the section "Materials": Jan Engelmann, IFW Dresden, with "Strain induced superconductiviy in non-doped Ba 122 thin films";
for the section "Large Scale Applications": Emmanuele Ravaioli, University of Twente, with "A New Hybrid Protection System for High Field Superconducting Magnets";
for the section "Electronics": Riccardo Arpaia Chalmers, University and CNR-SPIN Napoli, with "Photoresponse experiments on parallel superconducting YBaCuO nanowires".
In the picture below, the winners of this edition together with Carlo Ferdeghini and Marina Putti, Eucas 2013 Conference Chairs, (on the left) and Mathias Noe, ESAS president, and Giampiero Pepe, Università Federico II Napoli, (on the right).