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).



Nobel Prize

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.

Versarien - Think you know graphene? Think again!Versarien - Think you know graphene? Think again!