It was in 1987 when I first time heard about the discovery of high-Tc superconductivity in cuprates. At that time I was a physics student at Kazan State University in Russia. I remember well a special session in a big auditorium of physics where I was listening with great interest to our physics professors enthusiastically describing different aspects of this discovery. At that time I knew very little about superconductivity, but looking how fascinated were our professors, it became clear to me that something extraordinary important has happened. This motivated me to choose high-Tc superconductivity as a subject for my diploma work. So I can say I was lucky that this important discovery was announced just before the start of my diploma thesis.
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