kids encyclopedia robot

Karl Alexander Müller facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Karl Alexander Müller
Karl Alexander Mueller.jpg
Alex Müller in 2001.
Born April 20, 1927 (1927-04-20) (age 93)
Nationality Swiss
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).
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions IBM Zürich Research Laboratory
University of Zurich
Battelle Memorial Institute

Karl Alexander Müller (born April 20, 1927) is 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.


  • K. Alex Mueller and Tom W. Kool: “Properties of Perovskites and Other Oxides.” World Scientific, 2010.


Images for kids

kids search engine
Karl Alexander Müller Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.