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23 January 2018 03:45 (South Africa)

Geim and Novoselov win Nobel physics prize

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both now professors at the University of Manchester, were awarded the 2010 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday morning. Geim and Novoselov isolated the graphene and conducted "ground-breaking experiments" on this single-atom piece of carbon. Their discovery has several practical applications, for example, as an electricity conductor, but until the world in general becomes more acquainted with the graphene, Geim will probably be best-remembered for the research paper he co-authored with his favourite hamster.  Read more: Swedish Wire, New Scientist

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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