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Along with his colleague and former grad student Konstantin Novoselov, Andre Geim has won the Nobel for the pioneering work the two performed on the arduous path towards an invisible hammock for cats (not a hammock for invisible cats, that would be crazy).

Bear in mind, we’re not there yet. All Geim and Novoselov have done so far is find graphene, which in theory could be the ideal material for an invisible cat hammock, according to the Advanced Information provided by the Nobel Academy .

Of course, cat hammocks are pretty high level applications, which I suppose is why the Academy chose to include them in the advanced scientific background for the prize rather than the more basic information for the general public.

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