In 2010, two physicists, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, working at the University of Manchester, received the Nobel Prize for Physics for making and studying a new form of carbon – graphene.
Prof. Sir Konstantin Novoselov, recipient of one of IOP’s highest awards, Honorary Fellowship, will talk about the work that led to the discovery of Graphene, what makes it so special, its current applications and what the future holds for this remarkable material.
Registration from: 6.00 p.m.
Lecture begins: 6.30 p.m.
Welcome: Prof. Paul Hardaker, CE0, IOP
Expected conclusion: 8.00 p.m. followed by refreshments
Prof. Sir Konstantin Novoselov is a Russo-British physicist born in 1974 in Nizhnii Tagil in the Ural Mountains of Russia. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology with a MSc degree in 1997, and was awarded a PhD degree from the High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Radboud University of Nijmegen in 2004. He is known for his work on graphene and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 jointly with Andre Geim.
Konstantin is currently professor of physics in the mesoscopic physics research group at the University of Manchester. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed research papers on topics including mesoscopic superconductivity, subatomic movements of magnetic
domain walls, the discovery of gecko tape and graphene. Konstantin became an Honorary Fellow of IOP in 2011, was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to science and features on the timeline of eminent scientists commissioned by IOP illustrated by Peter
Grundy with creative direction from Tim Molloy displayed in the building reception.
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