Announcement of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, presented by Professor Staffan Normark, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on 5 October 2010.
Detailed information about the Nobel Laureates’ work was presented by Professor Ingemar Lundström and Professor Per Delsing.
Following the announcement, Professor Ingemar Lundström showed senior editor Simon Frantz how a pencil and chicken wire can demonstrate the extraordinary properties of graphene, and discussed its potential practical applications. He also discussed why the creation of the thinnest material known is the subject of the Nobel Prize only six years after its discovery.
Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.