Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Nobel Laureate Knighted in the UK
12.05.2012 12:55
Russian Nobel Laureate Knighted in the UK
Geim and Novoselov

Russian-born Nobel laureate Konstantin Novoselov has been awarded a knighthood of the United Kingdom for his contributions to science. 

      Together with a British colleague, Andre Geim, he discovered graphene - the thinnest and, at the same time, the strongest material known to also conduct electricity and heat better than any other material. In 2010 the scientists gained the Nobel Prize for their discovery.

      Andre Geim was also awarded a knighthood, just few days before Novoselov, on May 4. The ceremony was done by Prince Charles. Novoselov was knighted by Princess Anna, Queen Elizabeth's daughter. Now the both scientists can add the title "sir" to their names. 

      The 38-old Novoselov was born in Russia’s Nizhny Tagil. He undertook doctoral studies in the Netherlands and lated moved to the UK's University of Manchester to work with his advisor, Geim. They both are also graduating students of the Moscow Physics and Technological Institute. 

      Related Articels: Nobel Prized Fished From the Trash

      Russian Nobel Laureates


Sources: bbcrussian RT Image:

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian physics Russian science Russian scientists Nobel Prize  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Fedor Bondarchuk to Make a Film about World Traveller Fedor Konyukhov
Jude Law and Valery Gergiev Win Stanislavsky Award
Satirist Mikhail Zadornov Passed Away
Renowned Writer Eduard Uspensky Died of Cancer
Short List of the National Bestseller Literary Award Announced

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Vladimir Dremlyuga  Russian Music Instruments   odd news  Mikhail Bulgakov  Russian tourism  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russia international  Russian history  Lacquered Miniature Painting  Russian diplomacy  Monuments  Russian Composers  Open Air Festivals  Transdniester  Yevgeny Roizman  Piet Mondrian  Russia courts  Exhibitions in Moscow  TV Series  Coca-Cola  Russian business  Russian Literature  Alexander Lebedev  Valery Gergiev  Starocherkasskaya stanitsa  Concerts in Saint Petersburg  foul language in Russia  Tomsk  Russia Travel Tips  Japan  Human Rights Watch  Russian Cinema  corruption in Russia  Krasnoyarsk  St. Petersburg  Irkutsk  tobacco  Archeology  fundamental physics  Moscow  Design  Monuments in Izhevsk  Russian directors  Paralympic Games 2014  Power Plants  Bolshoi Theatre  Russian Stage Directors  technology  Cyril and Methodius   Birchbark Handicraft 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites