David Hawthorn, Roger Melko, and Lauren Hayward, University of Waterloo (image) University of Waterloo Share Print E-Mail Caption Physicists are one step closer to developing the world's first room-temperature superconductor thanks to a new theory from the University of Waterloo, Harvard and Perimeter Institute. Right to left: Prof. David Hawthorn, Prof. Roger Melko, and Lauren Hayward. They are pictured in front of Waterloo's SHARCNET supercomputer which they used to perform the calculations. Credit University of Waterloo Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.