THE TELEGRAPH: Boris Johnson gives speech in Manchester

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Release date: 27/7/2019

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Indeed when the University of Manchester’s Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov said they were planning to extract a single-atom-thick crystallites from bulk graphite - I hope I’ve got that right - to give us the super-light super-strong wonder that is Graphene…

I imagine that there were people who had no idea what difference it could make to their lives - and frankly people in this audience who have no idea,

Yet today, we stand on the cusp of the Graphene age, with applications in everything from de-icing of aircraft wings to life-saving medicine.

Their story of those pioneers is told here at the Science and Industry Museum, and it is one of the countless tales of Mancunian pioneers.

Media contributions

TitlePM speech at Manchester Science and Industry Museum
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date27/07/19
DescriptionIndeed when the University of Manchester’s Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov said they were planning to extract a single-atom-thick crystallites from bulk graphite - I hope I’ve got that right - to give us the super-light super-strong wonder that is Graphene…

I imagine that there were people who had no idea what difference it could make to their lives - and frankly people in this audience who have no idea,

Yet today, we stand on the cusp of the Graphene age, with applications in everything from de-icing of aircraft wings to life-saving medicine.

Their story of those pioneers is told here at the Science and Industry Museum, and it is one of the countless tales of Mancunian pioneers.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-speech-at-manchester-science-and-industry-museum
URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jbLzMEZNrw
PersonsAndre Geim, Konstantin Novoselov