Andre Geim, a Nobel Prize winner for physics 2010, and more

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In brief, Andre Geim (from the University of Manchester, UK) just won the Nobel Prize for Physics 2010, with Konstantin Novoselov (from the same university), “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene”. You can read more on their discovery on the official Nobel laureats website.

But it seems that Andre Geim is definitely an awesome scientist.

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Andre Geim of the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Sir Michael Berry of Bristol University (UK), for using magnets to levitate a frog. [REFERENCE: “Of Flying Frogs and Levitrons” by M.V. Berry and A.K. Geim, European Journal of Physics, v. 18, 1997, p. 307-13.]

  • Furthermore, it is apparently someone who chooses his collaborators very carefully. Indeed, he co-authored a paper titled “Detection of earth rotation with a diamagnetically levitating gyroscope” and co-authored by a hamster:

Geim et HAMSter

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