Another major research accomplishment by our distinguished colleague in Physics, Walter Hardy and his team of 14 Canadian scientists at CERN. We couldn’t say it better than this commenter to the CBC: “Awesome work, so awesome it astounds. This is the absolute limit of current science and its great to know Canadians are part of it…”
This is the second major success story for the UBC Physics department in less than a month. Indeed, Andre Geim, and Konstantin Novoselov, both of the University of Manchester, have been awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of graphene. But wait a minute … One of the first scientific papers to predict graphene’s unique properties was published back in 1984, by my dear friend and our colleague in Physics, Gordon Semenoff. I say that Gord should have shared the Nobel.
The Globe and Mail was so sure that 3 Canadians may share the Nobel prize in medicine this year, that they had everything ready for the printing presses.
So many near misses, it is disheartening!