Alexander Muller Alexander Muller
(1927-present )

Muller (sometimes spelled Mueller) is the Swiss physicist who worked with Johannes Bednorz on a breakthrough in superconductivity that won the pair the Nobel Prize for physics in 1987. Their discovery made advancements possible in computers, magnetic levitation trains as well as electrical generators and distribution equipment.

Muller was born in 1927 in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1963, he joined the IBM Zurich Research Laboratories and in 1970 became a professor at the University of Zurich.

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