How a Nobel prize-winner thinks

Get an insight into the mind of leading scientist Andre Geim, in this interview covering the beauty of complexity, what makes humans unique, and more.

Nobel prize-winner Andre Geim at the University of Manchester is known for creating one of the most promising new materials of the 21st Century – graphene. (He’s also famous for being the first person to levitate a frog with a magnet, but that’s another story.)

BBC Future spoke to Geim about what’s on his mind now, getting an insight into how a world-changing scientist actually thinks. In a wide-ranging interview, he explained why ‘complexity’ is the driving law of the Universe and the reasons why our species thrived when others did not.

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