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Posted in October 2010

Andre Geim

and Kostya Novoselov have won Nobel prize on Oct. 5, 2010. That you undoubtedly know: what can I add to it?

First of all, I share alma mater: Fiztekh, Moscow Physical-Technical University, with the winners. This is an establishment that prendended to be excellent and even exclusive during Cold-War era, and honestly tried to achive this. Despite Nobel-stamped quality of their research, Andre and Kostya are typical fiztekhi, Fiztekh graduates, and their win is our win as well.

By chance, on the same Oct. 5 I came to Fiztekh after 25 years of being away. My goal was to deliver a lecture to younger generation: they are interested in nanoscience. I will perhaps describe the lecture in a separate post. Anyway Andre and Kostya have provided an excellent introducton for this lecture.

And personally I know Andre pretty well always being delighted with his creativity, assertiveness and humour. I hope that the prize won’t be a signal for him to cease his constant quest for novel things, and next to levitating frog, gekko tape and graphene he will come up with new sensational discoveries.

Thanks for 512,000 views!

that gives me opportunity to report another doubling. It took about 7 month to achieve this, which means that the number of daily views has stabilized. I also got quite a bit lazy with writting new posts: perhaps being up-to-date would attract more readers.

But I’m happy anyway: thank you very much.

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