The only man to win both a Nobel Prize and an Ig Nobel Prize (an award given to "research that makes you laugh and then makes you think") is Dr. Andre Geim. Geim won the Nobel Physics Prize in 2010, just six years after conducting research on the material graphene (a very short time—even Geim didn't expect to win that soon). What's so special about graphene? In a Q&A with Nature, Geim describes it as "the thinnest possible material you can imagine. It also has the largest surface-to-weight ratio: with one gram of graphene you can cover several football pitches (in Manchester, you know, we measure surface area in football pitches). It's also the strongest material ever measured; it's the stiffest material we know; it's the most stretchable crystal. That's not the full list of superlatives, but it's pretty impressive."