Nobel Prize for Physics to Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov
Date: October 15th. 2010
The announcement this week of the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics to Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov has been met with widespread jubilation across the University. Our colleagues in the Nano Engineering and Storage Technology group are entitled to feel especially proud, having collaborated on Graphene research since its initial discovery. The facilities of the Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology have provided an excellent platform for research at the leading edge of nanoscience and much of the early work to verify that a single layer of carbon atoms had indeed been found used the facilities of the centre.
The news serves to further illustrate the broad range of activities which Computer Science in Manchester encompasses, providing a focus for our understanding of key phenomena in other discipline areas. The Centre’s world-leading research continues today as exploration of the immense potential of Graphene and similar materials unfolds. The centre hosts a vibrant programme of research into the potential of Graphene as a replacement for silicon in ultra fast electronics, as a transparent electrode in touch screen devices such as MP3 players and mobile phones and as a substitute for carbon fibres in the high performance materials used to build aircraft.
Guardian: (Video) Manchester University scientists celebrate Nobel physics prize