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November 23rd, 2007
Today Sumio Iijima, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, received one of the four International Balzan Prizes 2007 for research in the area of Nanoscience. The prize has an endowment of CHF 1 million (EUR 610 thousand).
Dr. Sumio Iijima was today awarded with the Balzan Prize 2007 in the field of Nanoscience for his discovery of carbon nanotubes, and in particular the discovery of single walled carbon nanotubes and the study of their properties, by the International Balzan Prize Foundation. The award ceremony took place today in Berne, Switzerland.
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