University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Abigail and John Van Vleck Lectures

Andre Geim

University of Manchester

Public Lecture

    7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2013
    Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, Van Vleck Auditorium
    "A Random Walk to Graphene"

Abstract: 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.

Colloquium:

    9:00 a.m.., Friday, May 3, 2013
    Mayo Memorial Auditorium, Mayo Memorial Building
    Beyond Graphene: Heterostructures Assembled from Idividual Atomic Planes

The lectures are free and open to the public. The Public Lecture will be streamed online.