September 22 - 27, 2019

International Conference on Magnet Technology


The MT conference series is the most important international forum addressing all aspects of magnet research, development, construction, testing, and operation. The focus lies in superconducting technology, but resistive magnets are also covered. We expect around 1000 of the top scientists and engineers involved in research and development of the magnets throughout the World.

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MT26 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Vancouver


Located in the heart of downtown, Hyatt Regency Vancouver is the perfect location to stay for both business and leisure travelers. Guests will enjoy easy access to exciting attractions, like the unique shops of Robson Street and Stanley Park. From the moment you arrive at our downtown Vancouver hotel near the Vancouver Convention Centre, you will feel right at home. Welcome to Hyatt Regency Vancouver!




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The city of Vancouver is located on the mainland of North America, in the southwest corner of British Columbia, which is the westernmost of Canada's ten provinces. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal range mountains, providing plenty outdoor activities, winter and summer. It is being said Vancouver is the only major city where you can go skiing and take a dip in the ocean on the very same day (without freezing too much). Having hosted the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, it offers rich cultural diversity, spectacular scenery, world-class meeting facilities and a wealth of amenities. Conference venues, accommodation, restaurants, theatres, and recreational opportunities are readily available in this beautiful Pacific Coast location. Vancouver has all of the services necessary to accommodate every need and ensure that MT26 is a success. The city has an international reputation of being a great place to host conferences.


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It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2019 Magnet Technology Conference MT26. The MT conference series is the most important international forum addressing all aspects of magnet research, development, construction, testing, and operation. The focus lies in superconducting technology, but resistive magnets are also covered. We expect an attendance of around 1000 of the top scientists and engineers involved in research and development of magnets throughout the world.

Vancouver will be host city for the Magnet Technology Conference MT26 in 2019. TRIUMF, Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, will be the host organization. The tradition of past MTs will be continued in a convenient downtown location: just 25 minutes from the airport YVR by public transport, all accommodations, restaurants and attractions in downtown are in walking distance. Proceedings will be published in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity.

We are looking forward to a diverse and exciting conference program and invite you to come numerously.


Ruediger Picker, Conference Chair


Temperatures for September

September average temperature 14.4°C 58°F
September high 19°C 65°F
September low 11°C 51°F



Fall (September - December)

Temperatures in Vancouver get cooler in the fall, but the changing colour of the leaves make it a spectacular time to visit.


September can be the start of the rainy season so we recommend attendees to bring raincoats and umbrellas.

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Electric current is 110 Volt

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Scope of the Conference
The MT26 Conference is the most important international forum addressing all aspects of magnet research, development, construction, testing, and operation.

The objective of the conference is to provide a forum for the exchange of coil and magnet related technology as well as design and analysis techniques, to diffuse in the scientific community new applications for coils and magnets, to provide an exchange between research activities and industrial applications, and to encourage professional scientists and engineers to follow careers in magnet technology and its applications.

The subject of the conference is the technology associated with the construction of coils and magnets. Coils can be part of devices for power, energy, transport and other applications. Magnets for generating magnetic field can either be of electro-magnetic nature comprising turns of a current carrying conductor or be of a permanent magnetic material.

The scope includes structural and insulating materials, superconducting materials, normal conducting materials, cooling technology including cryogenics, power technology, design and analysis, instrumentation and measurement techniques, testing and operational experience.

  • Publications related to the magnet-supporting technologies must contain sufficient description of the magnet device itself, or address specific issues of the interfacing the magnet unit or component with the rest of system, or description of the uniqueness about a magnet or its component for the particular system application.
  • Generic study of a non-magnet technology, system or device that fail to incorporate at least one of the criteria above might or might not be accepted for presentation at the Magnet Technology Conference

The scope of the conference can be captured in the following list of subjects:


Magnets for Particle and Nuclear Physics 


Superconducting Accelerator Magnets


Resistive Accelerator Magnets


Wigglers and Undulators


Fast cycling Accelerator Magnets


Particle Detector Magnets


Magnets for Fusion


Superconducting Magnets for Fusion


Resistive Magnets for Fusion


Magnets for High-Field Facilities


Superconducting and Hybrid High-Field Magnets


Resistive and Pulsed High-Field Magnets


HTS Insert and Model Magnets


Magnets for Medical, Biological, and Analytical Applications


Magnets for NMR


Magnets for MRI


Magnets for other Medical and Biological Applications


Magnet Technology for Power, Energy, Transport, and other Applications






Wind, Wave, and Tidal Generators


Levitation and Magnetic Bearings


Energy Storage / SMES


Transformers and Fault Current Limiters


Magnetic Separation


Space Applications


Novel and Other Applications


Conductors and Materials for Magnets


Low Tc Wires and Cables


MgB2 and Iron-based Wires and Cables


ReBCO Wires and Cables


Other High Tc Wires and Cables


Cable-in-Conduit and other Internally Cooled Conductors


Joints between Superconductors


Current Leads, Links, and Bus bars


Structural Materials for Magnets


Electrical Insulation for Magnets


Other Magnet Components


Magnet Test, Analysis and Design Tools


Quench Detection and Protection Systems


Quench and Normal-Zone Behavior


Stability of Conductors and Coils


Losses in Conductors and Coils


Magnetization and Field Quality


Mechanical Behavior and Stress


Multiphysics Design and Analysis


Novel Diagnostics and other Techniques


Small Test and Model Coils


Conductor and Coil Test Facilities


Associated Technologies for Magnets


Cryostats and Cryogenics


Power Supplies and Flux Pumps


Other Associated Technologies


International Committee

Mark Bird, USA (NHMFL)

Pierluigi Bruzzone, Switzerland (CRPP)

Haigun Lee, Korea (Korea University)

Luis Garcia-Tabares, Spain (CIEMAT)

Fedor Gömöry, Slovakia (SAS)

Hitoshi Kitaguchi, Japan (NIMS)

Ziad Melhem, UK (Oxford Instruments)

Antti Stenvall, Finland (TUT)

Neil Mitchell (ITER)

Riccardo Musenich, Italy (INFN)

Mathias Noe, Germany (KIT)

Ruediger Picker, Canada (TRIUMF)

Subrata Pradhan, India (IPR)

Lucio Rossi (CERN)

Bruce Strauss (IEEE)

Herman ten Kate, The Netherlands (University of Twente)

Pierre Vedrine, France (CEA)

Vitaly Vyotsky, Russia (VNIIKP)

Liye Xiao, China (IEE)

Program Committee

Michael Parizh, USA (GE)
Giorgio Ambrosio, USA (FNAL)
Naoyuki Amemiya, Japan (Kyoto University)
Kathleen Amm, USA (GE)
Satoshi Awaji, Japan (Tohoku University)
Amalia Ballarino, Switzerland (CERN)
Mark Bird, USA (NHMFL)
Nikolay Bykovsky, Switzerland (CERN)
Luisa Chiesa, USA (Tufts University)
Tim Coombs, United Kingdom (Cambridge University)
Iain Dixon, USA (NHMFL)
Yutong Fang, China (Zhejiang University)
Paolo Ferracin, Switzerland (CERN)
Tim Haugan, USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)
Sasha Ishmael, USA (Lupine Materials and Technology)
Anna Kario, Germany (KIT-ITEP)
Takanobu Kiss, Japan (Kyushu University)
Haigun Lee, South Korea (Korea University)
Cesar Luongo, France (ITER)
Luigi Muzzi, Italy (ENEA)
Tatsushi Nakamoto, Japan (KEK)
Mathias Noe, Germany (KIT)
Toru Ogitsu, Japan (KEK)
Subrata Pradhan, India (IPR)
Soren Prestemon, USA (LBL)
Emmanuele Ravaioli, Switzerland (CERN)
Tiina-Mari Salmi, Finland (Tampere U. of Technology)
Charlie Sanabria, USA (LBL)
Federico Scurti, USA (North Carolina State U.)
Bruce Strauss, USA (DoE, IEEE)
Herman ten Kate, Netherlands (University of Twente)
Vitaly Vysotsky, Russia (VNIIKP)
Qiuliang Wang, China (IEE CAS)
Lyie Xiao, China (IEE CAS)

Local Organizing Committee

Ruediger Picker (chair)
Michael Parizh (program committee chair)
Jana Thomson (LOC chair)
Francis Pau (treasurer)
Dana Giasson (website design)
Norman Muller (conference engineer)
George Clark (LOC advisor)

Michael Coffey (exhibit chair)

The conference will be managed by Centennial Conferences.





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