Interface: the underlying unificatory theme

An editorial in the latest issue of Nature Materials tells what the 2007 Physics and Chemistry Nobel prizes have in common other than that both are related to investigations into the properties of materials:
… both awards point to the fundamental importance of surfaces and interfaces, and moreover both topics depend on a detailed understanding of the electronic structures of materials.
The piece goes on to discuss the contributions of both Ertl and Fert and Gruenberg. Take a look!

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