Graphene Earns Discoverers a Nobel

Congratulations to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester for their Nobel Prize for Physics, announced today, for their research on the wonder carbon compound called graphene.

For more background, you can read my 2007 article “Electron Superhighway” from Science News, in which I interviewed Geim among other people.

Like many Nobelists before, Geim is a SciAm author: has written the Scientific American article on graphene, “Carbon Wonderland,” for our April 2008 issue, together with Philip Kim of Columbia. By the latest count, since the prize was established 144 Nobel laureates have written 234 articles for Scientific American. (Of course, by the time the Nobel prizes started the magazine had already existed for half a century.)

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