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Random Walk to Graphene

Speaker:Prof. Sir Andre GEIM
Affiliation:University of Manchester
Date:May 4, 2016 (Wednesday)
Time:2:30 p.m.
Venue:Lecture Theater P2, LG1/F, Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building, HKU

About the Speaker

Prof. Sir Andre Geim is the Regius and Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Manchester. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work on graphene, a one-atom-thick material made of carbon. He has also received numerous international awards and distinctions, including medals from the Royal Society and the US National Academy of Sciences, and holds honorary doctorates and professorships from many countries and universities.

Thomson-Reuters repeatedly named him among the world’s most active scientists and attributed to him three new research fronts – diamagnetic levitation, gecko tape and graphene. Twenty of his papers were cited >1,000 times with three of them >10,000 times which has placed two of the latter among 100 most cited research papers in history. He was also awarded the 2000 Ig Nobel prize for his work on levitation, becoming the first and only recipient of both Nobel and Ig Nobel Prizes. He has also received both Dutch and British knighthoods.

Coffee and tea will be served 20 minutes prior to the lecture.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend.