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Date:3/21/2011

s are going to be attacking us very soon, he is confident that the surreptitious introduction of a bioterrorist agent at a shopping mall, airport, or meeting place would likely be detected within a few minutes. Accordingly, he says, the dangers posed by such potential attacks will soon be minimized thanks to devices, like handheld mass spectrometers, developed to detect bioterrorist agents.

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Wednesday, March 23, 1:00 p.m.

GRAPHENE NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATE

Konstantin Novoselov (U1.00001), who along with his University of Manchester colleague Andre Geim, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics for pioneering work on graphene - one-atom-thick sheets of carbon with remarkable electrical and mechanical properties. He will be joined at this briefing by Sankar Das Sarma, director of the Condensed Matter Theory Center at the University of Maryland (chair of sessions A2 and B1); Amir Yacoby (A2.00005 and Q27.00001) of Harvard University, who will discuss di-layer graphene which, unlike single-layer graphene, can be tweaked into behaving like a semiconductor, making it useful for making transistors; and Philip Kim (T2.00001) of Columbia University.

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Contact: James Riordon
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American Physical Society
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