58th Cherwell Simon Lecture 2018

Date: 
11 May 2018 - 4:30pm
Venue: 
Martin Wood Complex, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU
Room: 
Martin Wood Lecture Theatre
Audience: 
General public (Age 14+)

58th Cherwell Simon Lecture 2018
‘Random Walk to Graphene’
Prof Sir Andre Geim - University of Manchester

11 May - 16:30 - Martin Wood Complex

Graphene – a single plane of carbon atoms – is probably the simplest material one can imagine. On the other hand, graphene has acquired so many superlatives to its name that it is often called a wonder material.
I will discuss how this research started and, then, try to explain why graphene attracts so much attention these days.

About the speaker: Sir Andre Konstantin Geim, FRS, HonFRSC, HonFInstP is a Soviet-born Dutch-British physicist working in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. Geim was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with Konstantin Novoselov for his work on graphene. He is Regius Professor of Physics and Royal Society Research Professor at
the Manchester Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology.

This is a free event, all welcome (including general public). Registration not required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Please be seated by 16:15.

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