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Former Bath researcher wins Nobel Prize

2010年10月5日

A former University of Bath researcher is sharing this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics, for groundbreaking research on graphene carried out at Manchester University.

Professor Andre Geim spent a year at Bath in his early career, working as a Research Officer in the Department of Physics from 1992 to 1993 with Professor Simon Bending.

Their work focused on semiconductor electronic devices and Simon describes it as a productive year, with six papers published. Their work broadly divided into two groups: novel high frequency tunnelling transistors and very precise sensors for studying flux quanta in superconducting materials.

Commenting on Andre’s success, Simon says: “Andre is an exceptionally imaginative and creative scientist and has made really important contributions to several different areas of physics. His isolation of graphene, together with Kostya Novoselov at the University of Manchester, was a really impressive achievement that fully deserves the award of the Nobel prize.

“The University’s Centre for Graphene Science builds on the pioneering work of Geim and Novoselov and illustrates the profound influence they have had on condensed matter physics research in a relatively short period of time.”

See Related Links for more information on Professor Geim’s Nobel prize winning research and the University’s graphene work.

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