Hearty Congratulations to Geim and Novoselov!

I remember back in the Yeltsin years when a group of young Russian scientists decided to exhibit themselves in the Moscow Zoo as an example of an endangered species.

We see now that this brilliantly adaptive species has managed to survive and even thrive by migrating to climates more favorable to supporting science and the kinds of free-thinking people who love to do it.

The ball is now in Putin’s court to determine the future of this species in its native land.

Here is the official Nobel site where you can read more about the winners and their fascinating work on graphene, the lightest and strongest material in the world, despite being only one atom thick:

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010

2 Responses to “Hearty Congratulations to Geim and Novoselov!”

  1. Sean says:

    And lets hope the Brittish scientists aren’t the next endangered species!

  2. Patricia says:

    Good point. In America we’ve benefited greatly from the science funding shortfalls of Britain.