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Sir Andre Geim
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Andre Geim 2018
Born
  • Andrei Konstantinovich Geim
  • Russian: Андре́й Константи́нович Гейм

21 October 1958 (1958-10-21) (age 62)
Nationality Dutch and British
Alma mater Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Known for
  • Discovering graphene
  • diamagnetic levitation
  • Gecko tape
Spouse(s) Irina Grigorieva
Awards
Scientific career
Fields Condensed matter physics
Institutions
Thesis Investigation of mechanisms of transport relaxation in metals by a helicon resonance method (1987)
Doctoral advisor Victor Petrashov
Doctoral students
  • Soren Neubeck
  • Konstantin Novoselov
  • Rashid Jalil
    Da Jiang
  • Rahul Raveendran-Nair
    Ibtsam Riaz
  • Gareth Young

Sir Andre K. Geim FRS, HonFRSC, HonFInstP (Russian: Андре́й Константи́нович Гейм; born 21 October 1958; IPA1 pronunciation: ɑːndreɪ gaɪm) is a Russian-born Dutch-British physicist working in England 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 National Graphene Institute. Sir Andre Geim had also been awarded an Ig Nobel Prize earlier in 2000 for levitating a frog using its intrinsic magnetism. He is the only individual, as of 2020, to have received both Nobel and Ig Nobel prizes.

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