Kavli symposia lecturer receives the Nobel Prize
The 2010 Kavli symposia lecturer in nanoscience Andre Geim has won the Nobel Prize in physics. As a part of the Kavli Prize Week in Oslo Geim gave the lecture "Graphene: Magic of Flat Carbon" at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.
Andre Geim shares the prize with the Russian mathematician Konstantin Novoselov. The two physicists won the prize for their "groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene"
Both Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov work at the University of Manchester, UK.
Quote from the press release:
"This year's Laureates have been working together for a long time now. Konstantin Novoselov, 36, first worked with André Geim, 51, as a PhD-student in the Netherlands. He subsequently followed Geim to the United Kingdom. Both of them originally studied and began their careers as physicists in Russia. Now they are both professors at the University of Manchester.
Playfulness is one of their hallmarks, one always learns something in the process and, who knows, you may even hit the jackpot. Like now when they, with graphene, write themselves into the annals of science."