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Thursday, May 2nd 2013
7:30 pm:
Van Vleck Public Lecture in 150 Physics
Speaker: Andre Geim, University of Manchester
Subject: Random Walk to Graphene

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 people started calling it a wonder material. I will discuss how this research started and, then, try to explain why graphene attracts so much attention these days.

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