K. Alex Müller
Karl Alexander Müller
|Born||20 April 1927|
|Died||9 January 2023 (aged 95)|
|Alma mater||ETH Zürich|
|Known for||High-temperature superconductivity|
|Spouse(s)||Ingeborg Marie Louise Winkler (m. 1956; 2 children)|
|Awards||Marcel Benoist Prize (1986)|
Nobel Prize in Physics (1987)
Wilhelm Exner Medal (1987).
|Institutions||IBM Zürich Research Laboratory|
University of Zurich
Battelle Memorial Institute
Karl Alexander Müller (20 April 1927 – 9 January 2023) was a Swiss physicist. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987 with Georg Bednorz for their work in superconductivity in ceramic materials. They reported their discovery in the June 1986 issue of Zeitschrift für Physik B.
Müller joined the Battelle Memorial Institute in Geneva, soon becoming the manager of a magnetic resonance group. During this time, he became a lecturer at the University of Zürich. He died on 9 January 2023 in Zürich, at the age of 95.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Editor, ÖGV. (2015). Wilhelm Exner Medal. Austrian Trade Association. ÖGV. Austria.
- ↑ J. G. Bednorz and K. A. Müller (1986). "Possible highTc superconductivity in the Ba−La−Cu−O system". Z. Phys. B. 64 (1): 189–193. Bibcode:1986ZPhyB..64..189B. doi:10.1007/BF01303701. S2CID 118314311.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Autobiography posted at the Nobel Prize web site.
- Online Encyclopædia Britannica biographical article.
- K. Alex Mueller and Tom W. Kool: “Properties of Perovskites and Other Oxides.” World Scientific, 2010.