Georg Bednorz visits the Gymnasium Martinum at Emsdetten, where he graduates in 1968.
Georg Bednorz starts his PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zürich in 1977. With his thesis about the crystal growth of perovskite-type solid solutions he graduates in 1982.
Johannes Georg Bednorz is born as the fourth child to his parents Anton and Elisabeth Bednorz in Neuenkirchen, Germany. His father is a primary school teacher and his mother a piano teacher, who both came from Silesia.
Since 1987 Georg Bednorz is an IBM Fellow and does different researches on phase transitions, quantum ferroelectricity and metallic conductivity. He lives together with his wife Mechthild Wennemer, who also makes her PhD at IBM Zurich.
Georg Bednorz becomes Research Staff Member at IBM at Zürich in 1982.
Georg Bednorz and Karl Alexander Müller start searching for a high-TC-superconducting oxide in 1983 and succeed in inducing superconductivity in a lanthanum barium copper oxide in1986.
Georg Bednorz becomes a summer student at the IBM Zürich Research Laboratory, where he studies different methods of crystal growth, materials characterization and solid-state chemistry. He visits the Lab in the summer of 1972 and 1973 for three months and in 1974 for six months. In 1974 he does his experimental work for his diploma about crystal growth and characterization of SrTiO3, a material belonging to the perovskites.
Georg Bednorz shares the 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics for their important break-through in the discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials.
In 1968 Georg Bednorz starts studying chemistry at the University of Münster. After a short period he switches his major to crystallography, a field of mineralogy between chemistry and physics. He earns his Master´s degree in 1976.