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(2010 Ig Nobel awards at: http://improbable.com/ig/winners/ )

You may have read of this year’s actual 2010 Nobel Physics Prize. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won this year’s Nobel Physics Prize for discovering Graphene - a flat monolayer of carbon atoms in a two-dimensional (2D) honeycomb lattice, a basic building block for graphitic materials of all other dimensionalities. (Graphite was known to be a layered structure with weak bonds between the layers, which accounts for its properties as a lubricant, but the two physicists discovered they could peel off layers that were only a single atom thick, allowing them to measure the amazing properties of single-atom thick carbon films.)

Andre Geim is the first scientist to win the Nobel Prize after first winning the Ig Noble Prize. (He won on 2000, having levitated a frog in a magnetic field. The frog emerged a little confused, but unharmed.)

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He won on 2000, having levitated a frog in a magnetic field.

Maybe the government and VI's have been keeping house prices up by diamagnetic levitation too.

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Hi

(2010 Ig Nobel awards at: http://improbable.com/ig/winners/ )

.... off topic guff :) ....

Andre Geim is the first scientist to win the Nobel Prize after first winning the Ig Noble Prize. (He won on 2000, having levitated a frog in a magnetic field. The frog emerged a little confused, but unharmed.)

Your link has got nothing to do with the subject matter of your thread.

erm... it does... anyway... doesn't change the fact it is about as far off topic as any thread I have ever read here :lol: there should be an award for the most off topic thread to get past the mods :D

PHYSICS

Andre Geim of the University of Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and Sir Michael Berry of Bristol University (UK), for using magnets to

. [REFERENCE: "Of Flying Frogs and Levitrons" by M.V. Berry and A.K. Geim, European Journal of Physics, v. 18, 1997, p. 307-13.]

NOTE: Ten years later, in 2010, Andre Geim won a Nobel Prize in physics (for research on another subject).

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
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      • up 5%



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