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J. G. Bednorz

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Dates

May 16, 1950 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Bednorz, J. G. (Johannes Georg), 1950-

Additional Forms of Names

Bednorz, J. Georg, 1950-

Bednorz, Johannes Georg, 1950-

Biography

Abstract

J. Georg Bednorz is a physicist at IMB Zurich Research Laboratory, specializing in superconductivity. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics 1987 along with K. Alex Müller "for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials."

Important Dates

May 16, 1950Birth, Neuenkirchen (Osnabrück, Germany).

1976Obtained Masters degree, University of Munster (Universität Münster), Münster (Germany : Regierungsbezirk).

1982Obtained PhD degree, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule), Zurich (Switzerland).

1982 – presentResearch Staff Member, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Rüschlikon (Switzerland).

1986Awarded Marcel-Benoist Prize, Marcel-Benoist Foundation.

1987Awarded Thirteenth Fritz London Memorial Award, University of California.

1987Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize, Academy of Sciences Göttingen.

1987Awarded Robert Wichard Pohl Prize, German Physical Society.

1987Awarded Viktor Moritz Goldschmidt Prize, German Mineralogical Society.

1987Awarded Otto-Klung Prize, Free University of Berlin.

1987Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics along with K. Alex Müller "for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials".

1988Awarded Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize, European Physical Society.

1988Awarded International Prize for New Materials Research of the American Physical Society with K. Alex Müller.

1988Awarded Das Grosse Bundesverdienstkreuz mit Stern und Schulterband, German Federal Republic. “Grand Crosses with Star and Sash of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany”.

1991Awarded Aldo-Villa Prize with K. Alex Müller, Italian Ceramic Society.

Occupation

Crystallographer.

Places

Birth

Neuenkirchen (Osnabrück, Germany)

Graduate Education

Münster (Germany : Regierungsbezirk)

Zurich (Switzerland)

Employment

Rüschlikon (Switzerland)

Subjects

Ceramic materials.

Crystallography.

Electric conductivity.

Magnetic fields.

Mineralogy.

Perovskites.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Family

Bednorz, Anton

Father.

Bednorz, Elisabeth

Mother.

Bednorz, Mechthild Wennemer

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Gränicher, W. H. (Heini), 1924-2004

PhD avisor at ETH.

Hoffmann, Wolfgang, 1935-

PhD advisor at University of Münster.

Müller, K. A. (Karl A.), 1927-

PhD advisor at ETH; shared Nobel Prize 1987 "for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials;" and co-won numerous awards.

Scheel, Hans J.

Advisor at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory.

Additional

Kitazawa, K. (Koichi), 1943-

Institutions

Major Positions

IBM Zürich Research Laboratory

Research Staff Member.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Ceramic Society

Honorary member.

American Physical Society

Awarded 1987 International Prize for New Materials Research of the American Physical Society with Müller.

Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft

Awarded 1987 Viktor Moritz Goldschmidt Prize.

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (1963- )

Awarded 1987 Robert Wichard Pohl Prize.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Departement Physik

Obtained PhD degree (1982).

European Physical Society

Awarded 1988 Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize.

Freie Universität Berlin

Awarded 1987 Otto-Klung Prize.

Marcel Benoist Stiftung

Awarded 1986 Marcel-Benoist Prize.

Società ceramica italiana

Awarded 1991 Aldo-Villa Prize with Müller.

Universität Münster. Fachbereich 16--Physik

Obtained Masters degree (1976).

University of California

Awarded 1987 Thirteenth Fritz London Memorial Award.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

60 Years since BCS and 30 Years since Woodstock [sound recording], 2017 March 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Koichi Kitazawa, 1994 January 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Earlier and recent aspects of superconductivity : lectures from the international school, Erice, Trapani, Sicily, July 4-16, 1989 / J.G. Bednorz, K.A. Müller (eds.).

Subject

Chemistry and Physics Nobels Hail Discoveries on Life and Superconductors; 2 Get Nobel for Unlocking Superconductivity Secret New York Times article

Georg Bednorz (1950-present) biographical resource.

J. Georg Bednorz Nobel Prize biography.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Prof. Dr. Johannes Georg Bednorz.

The 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics: Citations to K. A. Muller and J. G. Bednorz's Seminal Work Mirror Developments in Superconductivity.