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Johannes Georg Bednorz Johannes Georg Bednorz

Johannes Georg Bednorz worked with Alexander Muller to make breakthroughs in the field of superconductivity. Their work advanced the development of superconductors in computers. It also led to more efficient equipment to generate and distribute electricity.

Bednorz, born in 1950 in Germany, was the co-recipient, along with Muller, of the Nobel Prize in 1987. Bednorz currently manages the high-temperature and superconductivity research group at IBM's Zurich laboratory.

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