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Portät K. Alex Müller

Symposium to Commemorate Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist K. Alex Müller

21 September 2023
Main Lecture Hall (KOL-G-201)
Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich

On 9 January, K. Alex Müller, an award-winning researcher and dedicated teacher, died at the age of 95. The eminent physicist was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics with J. Georg Bednorz for the discovery of high-temperature superconductivity. K. Alex Müller was both a professor at the University of Zurich and a fellow at the IBM Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon. UZH and IBM Research are jointly honoring his work and person at a symposium. The event will be held in German.



Welcome Speech
Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman, UZH President
Dr. Alessandro Curioni, Director IBM Research

2:15pm Introduction to Superconductivity
Prof. Dr. Andreas Schilling, UZH
2:40pm Keynote: Applications of Superconductivity
Dr. J. Georg Bednorz, IBM Research, Nobel Prize Laureate
3:30pm Panel Discussion
Dr. J. Georg Bednorz
Prof. Dr. Annette Bussmann-Holder, Max-Planck-Institute Stuttgart
Prof. em. Dr. Hugo Keller, UZH
Prof. em. Dr. Hans Rudolf Ott, ETH
Prof. Dr. Andreas Schilling, UZH
Chair: Sonja Hasler
4:30pm Drinks Reception in the Lichthof

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Exhibition at Irchel Campus

From 19 September (opening event at 4:00pm) to 14 October, an exhibition in the Lichthof Irchel will provide insights into the outstanding research and life of K. Alex Müller. The exhibition describes the phenomenon of superconductivity, in particular high-temperature superconductivity, and shows where superconductivity is used in technical applications in everyday life.

Spotlight: K. Alex Müller

Video on the groundbreaking research for which K. Alex Müller was honored with the Nobel Prize.
K. Alex Müller – 1987 Nobel Prize for Physics

Obituary K. Alex Müller, passed away on 9 January 2023 at the age of 95.
In Memoriam: K. Alex Müller (in German)

Weiterführende Informationen

This event is a cooperation between UZH and IBM Research, where K. Alex Müller was a Research Fellow.