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Nobel Laureate Sir Harold Kroto to give Graduate School Lecture

harold-kroto-dlc-flyer.jpg Fellows of the Graduate School Distinguished Lecturer






 Professor Sir Harold Kroto

Nobel Laureate (1996; Chemistry)

Francis Eppes Professor Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University


Thursday, April 10, 2008, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Zimmer Auditorium, West Campus

Open Reception: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Zimmer Auditorium Lobby
Closest Parking - Clifton Court (Brodie) & Langsam Library Garages

Dr. Sir Harold "Harry" W. Kroto is one of the co-recipients of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for his co-discovery of buckminsterfullerene (named after the late inventor/architect Buckminster Fuller), a form of pure carbon better known as "buckyballs." The extraordinary molecule consists of 60 carbon atoms arranged as a spheroid, in a pattern
exactly matching the stitching on soccer balls. In 2001, he won the Royal Society's prestigious Michael Faraday Award, which is given annually to a scientist who has done the most to further public communication of science, engineering or technology in the United Kingdom. An ardent advocate for science education, Sir Harold Kroto devotes much of his
time and energy to promoting careers in science among young people. He carries on his international educational outreach work through the Vega Trust website, which aims to create a broadcast platform for the science, engineering and technology (SET) communities.

 *This event is also billed as the Speaker of the Year of the Chemistry Graduate Student Association, and is co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry, Dean of Graduate School, Office of Research, College of Arts & Science, GSGA, and Cincinnati Section of ACS.