Sir Andre Geim
Nobel Laureate in Physics
About Sir Andre
Sir Andre Geim is Regius Professor at the University of Manchester, who was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for his ground-breaking work on one-atom-thick materials. He has also received numerous international awards and distinctions and holds honorary doctorates and professorships from many countries and universities. Thomson-Reuters repeatedly named him among the world’s most active scientists and attributed to him three new research fronts – diamagnetic levitation, gecko tape and graphene. He also accepted the 2000 Ig Nobel prize for his work on levitation, becoming the first and only recipient of both Nobel and Ig Nobel Prizes.
How can progress in material science drastically change our physical and digital worlds? Graphene, a material made of a single layer of carbon atoms, was first isolated in 2004 by Andre Geim,...