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Karl Alexander Müller
Müller in 2001
Born(1927-04-20)20 April 1927
Basel, Switzerland
Died9 January 2023(2023-01-09) (aged 95)
Zürich, Switzerland
Alma materETH Zürich
Known forHigh-temperature superconductivity
SpouseIngeborg Marie Louise Winkler (m. 1956; 2 children)
AwardsMarcel Benoist Prize (1986)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1987)
Wilhelm Exner Medal (1987).[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsIBM 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.[2]

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.

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  1. Editor, ÖGV. (2015). Wilhelm Exner Medal. Austrian Trade Association. ÖGV. Austria.
  2. 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.

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