Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Bednorz, J. Georg
Location IBM Research, Zurich
Primary Field Applied Physical Sciences
 Election Citation
Bednorz is renowned for his pioneering work on high-temperature superconductivity for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987 together with his colleague, K. Alex Mueller. This breakthrough inspired intensive search for superconducting materials and enhanced applications in economical and compact electric power transmission and superconducting magnets.

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