Andre Geim

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Birthday
21, 1958
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1958 (age 60)
Birthplace
Russia

About

Russian-born physicist who helped create graphine, which was the thinnest and strongest material at the time. He won the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the crystaline allotrope of carbon.

Before Fame

He applied for study at the prestigious Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, but was turned down, twice.

Trivia

He decided to pursue his work in physics outside of Russia because of the discrimination and bureaucracy he faced there.

Family Life

His grandmother was Jewish, and he suffered discrimination because of his Jewish-sounding last name.

Associated With

Ivan Pavlov was another well-known Russian scientist.