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Boaz Almog uses quantum physics to levitate and trap objects in midair. Call it "quantum levitation."

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Surely if flying saucers existed, they would float around like the disc in this video. The demonstration by physicist Boaz Almog from Tel Aviv University, Israel, at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, earlier this week illustrates how a superconducting plate can be fixed in 3D space while levitating above a track of permanent magnets. But this isn't simply magnetic repulsion: the disc can also stay suspended upside down when the magnets are flipped over.

The clip has caused a stir online over the last few days, but the effect is perfectly explainable using the laws of physics.

The make-up of the disc is key: it's composed of sapphire crystals, which are poor conductors, coated with a thin layer of yttrium barium copper oxide, which is a superconductor. Superconductors hate magnetic fields due to a phenomenon called the Meissner effect. Since electrical current and magnetic fields are related to one another, and electrical current flows very easily in a superconductor, subjecting it to a magnetic field will create currents that expel the field inside it. The device will then resist any changes, like falling down, that might change the magnetic fields it contains.

Almog's disc can be locked in place thanks to tiny gaps in the ultra-thin superconducting coating that allow some of the magnetic fields to seep in. Since the superconductor hates magnetic fields, it traps them in weak areas. So the tiny spaces act as pins, holding up the disc in space.

"We have achieved what was thought to be impossible up until today: growing high quality superconducting layers on sapphire wafers," says Almog. "Since the superconductor is of the highest quality, it allows a micron thick layer to be locked in space with enough power."

But if you think this could lead to a hoverboard or flying car, don't get your hopes up. Magnets would have to be embedded on a vehicle's entire surface and it would need to be permanently chilled with liquid nitrogen. A superconductor that works at room temperature would solve part of the challenge, but such a material hasn't yet been discovered.

If you enjoyed this video, watch a vehicle levitate without magnets or check out this tiny hovering robot.

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Boaz Almog Biography

Surely if flying saucers existed, they would float around like the disc in this video. The demonstration by physicist Boaz Almog from Tel Aviv University, Israel, at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, earlier this week illustrates how a superconducting plate can be fixed in 3D space while levitating above a track of permanent magnets. But this isn't simply magnetic repulsion: the disc can also stay suspended upside down when the magnets are flipped over.

The clip has caused a stir online over the last few days, but the effect is perfectly explainable using the laws of physics.

The make-up of the disc is key: it's composed of sapphire crystals, which are poor conductors, coated with a thin layer of yttrium barium copper oxide, which is a superconductor. Superconductors hate magnetic fields due to a phenomenon called the Meissner effect. Since electrical current and magnetic fields are related to one another, and electrical current flows very easily in a superconductor, subjecting it to a magnetic field will create currents that expel the field inside it. The device will then resist any changes, like falling down, that might change the magnetic fields it contains.

Almog's disc can be locked in place thanks to tiny gaps in the ultra-thin superconducting coating that allow some of the magnetic fields to seep in. Since the superconductor hates magnetic fields, it traps them in weak areas. So the tiny spaces act as pins, holding up the disc in space.

"We have achieved what was thought to be impossible up until today: growing high quality superconducting layers on sapphire wafers," says Almog. "Since the superconductor is of the highest quality, it allows a micron thick layer to be locked in space with enough power."

But if you think this could lead to a hoverboard or flying car, don't get your hopes up. Magnets would have to be embedded on a vehicle's entire surface and it would need to be permanently chilled with liquid nitrogen. A superconductor that works at room temperature would solve part of the challenge, but such a material hasn't yet been discovered.

If you enjoyed this video, watch a vehicle levitate without magnets or check out this tiny hovering robot.

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  • How to book Boaz Almog?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Boaz Almog for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Boaz Almog, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Boaz Almog or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Boaz Almog?

    Booking fees for Boaz Almog, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Boaz Almog, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Boaz Almog?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Boaz Almog for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Boaz Almog for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Boaz Almog or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Boaz Almog or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Boaz Almog is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Boaz Almog for your event is available upon request. Boaz Almog generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vicki Arroyo, Neil Harbisson, Usman Riaz, Massimo Banzi and Preston Reed. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Boaz Almog for an upcoming event.

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