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!