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Letters from the President: #625 'The miracles of 2-D'

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Reporter's Note: President Obama is a Nobel Prize winner, and so he presumably keeps track of who else wins just in case he runs into them at the Nobel reunion. I have not won a Nobel, but McDonald’s is restarting its Monopoly game, so I have some hope there.

Dear Mr. President,

So this is going to be like a modified version of that scene from The Graduate.

Mr. Foreman “I want to say one word to you. Just one word.”
Mr. Obama: “Yes, Tom, go ahead.”
Mr. Foreman: “Are you listening?”
Mr. Obama: “Sure.”
Mr. Foreman: “Really listening?”
Mr. Obama: “Jeesh, it’s easier talking to Republicans. Yes!”
Mr. Foreman: “Graphene.”

Ha! Just fooling around, but I’m not joking about how excited I am about this Nobel prize for the two guys who won for their experiments with this stuff. I had never heard of graphene until I read some articles today, but in my admittedly limited grasp of things scientific I can’t help but feel like this is a very big deal.

“Graphene?” you may say, “What in the name of Joe Biden is that?”

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