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K. Alex Müller

New Direction in Sicily

A flash of inspiration while in Sicily put K. Alex Müller on track: Shortly afterwards, he and J. Georg Bednorz discovered the first high temperature superconductor. His research is applied in diverse fields from power stations to transformers, to medical technology and to the point of energy transmission and microelectronics.


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K. Alex Müller

* 20 April 1927 in Basel

1962-70 Privatdozent, 1970-87 adjunct professor, 1987-94 professor of solid-state physics at the University of Zurich.

Nobel Prize in Physics 1987

“for the pioneering discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials”