Emilio Segrè Visual Archives

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The American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting of 1987 - The 'Woodstock of Physics' was held in New York City. The significance of this meeting was to announce the development of new, high-temperature superconducting materials. In a single marathon session beginning Wednesday evening, March 18 and lasting until 3:15 AM the next morning a roster of 51 speakers reported on the dramatically improved superconducting properties of a family of ceramic materials. On the night of the session 1800 scientists poured into a room meant for 1100. Outside the room 2000 more watched on television monitors. People in the photo are unidentified. A press conference was held on March 19 to announce the developments.

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March 18, 1987
American Physical Society