Prof Jeff Tallon CNZM, FRSNZ, HonFIPENZ is Professor of Physics at Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington. He is internationally known for his research and discoveries in high-temperature superconductors (HTS), both fundamental and applied, leading to commercialization through the company HTS-110 Ltd. His research has focused on the thermodynamics, magnetism, spectroscopy and electronic transport properties of HTS. Dr Tallon’s other research interests include nanotechnology, hybrid organic/inorganic materials, spin crossover materials and physics at high pressure. He has received many awards for his work, including the Rutherford Medal, the Dan Walls Medal for Physics and the inaugural New Zealand Prime Minister’s Science Medal for commercialization of fundamental science. Dr Tallon has been a frequent Visiting Professor at Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. He has published nearly 300 papers, with a Hirsch index of 50 and total citation of over 10,000. He is a frequent public speaker and writer on issues of science and faith.