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Oct 02, 2010

Update: Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov are Noble prize winners!

The American Institute of Physics conducted a poll - who out to win the next Nobel prize for Physics? 320 people cast their votes, and 11.3% of them voted for Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov - for discovering Graphene.

So obviously this is just speculation - and we'll have to wait to see who the real winners are (on Tuesday, October 5th).


Their discovery is just amazing. Graphene is a recently found substance that is thinner, stronger and more conductive to electricity and heat than other things known. The 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics, and the $1.4 million dollar award that goes with it, were awarded to a duo of Russian scientists who found graphene. Physics labs worldwide are experimenting with graphene in ways that can lead to unprecedented technological leaps in computers, televisions and amazing new materials.