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History of Superconductors

Georg Bednorz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987

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J. Georg Bednorz

J. Georg Bednorz - Nobel Laureate in Physics for important breakthrough in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials.

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Georg Bednorz won the Nobel Laureate in Physics for an important breakthrough in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials.

J. Georg Bednorz - Biography

Georg Bednorz was born on May 16, 1950 in Neuenkirchen, West Germany, on May 16, 1950, as the fourth child of Anton and Elisabeth Bednorz, his parents, originating from Silesia. Dr. Georg Bednorz was educated at the University of Munster, where he received his master's degree in 1976, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, where he received his doctorate degree in 1982. While an undergraduate, Georg Bednorz spent three months at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory as a summer intern. After finishing his studies, he joined the Zurich laboratory as a researcher in 1982. Georg Bednorz was appointed an IBM Fellow in 1987 and he currently is manager of the high-temperature superconductivity research group at the Zurich laboratory.

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