Georg Bednorz

Born on May 16, 1950, in Neuenkirchen, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany

1976 M.S. Crystallography, University of Munster, Germany

1982 Ph.D. Solid State Physics, Laboratory of Solid State Physics,
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Since 1982: IBM Research GmbH, 8803 Rueschlikon, Switzerland

Prizes and Honors:

Nobel Prize in Physics 1987 (with K. Alex Müller) for the discovery of high-Tc superconductivity in a new class of compounds

Distinguished Order of Merit with Star and Shoulder Band
of the German Federal Republic

Marcel-Benoist-Prize, Switzerland
13th Fritz London Memorial Award, University of California, Los Angeles
Dannie Heinemann Prize, Academy of Sciences, Göttingen, Germany
Robert Wichard-Pohl Prize, German Physical Society
Viktor Moritz Goldschmidt Prize, German Mineralogical Society
Otto-Klung Prize, Free University, Berlin, Germany
The Ross Coffin Purdy Award, American Ceramic Society
Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize
APS International Prize for New Materials Research, American Physical Society
Minnie Rosen Award, Ross University, New York
Distinguished Member of the Academy of Ceramics
Aldo Villa Prize , Italian Ceramic Society
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Honorary Member of the American Ceramic Society
Honorary Member of the Swiss Physical Society
Honorary Fellow of the Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Singapore
Dr. honoris causa:

  • University of Regensburg, Germany
  • University of Salzburg, Austria
  • University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
  • University of Tbilisi, Georgia

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