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British chemist who with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1939)

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Recently Sir Harry Kroto, 1996 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, gave a speech at Valdosta State University and focused on a number of topics ranging from nanotechnology to science education.
The Royal Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics all backed the report, as did leading scientists, including Nobel prize winners Sir Paul Nurse and Sir Harry Kroto.
Nobel prize winner Sir Harry Kroto has launched a multi-million pound initiative at a Tyneside university.
Sir Harry Kroto , Nobel laureate and a Professor of Chemistry, said: 'It is crucial that we continue to stress the importance of science education in the UK, especially as more-and-more students choose careers in disciplines outside the physical sciences.
The discovery came after British chemist, Harry Kroto, and US scientists, Richard Smalley and Robert Curl, tried to recreate the conditions thought to produce chains of carbon atoms in space.
In 1985, Richard Smalley of Rice University and Sir Harry Kroto of the University of Sussex had shown through their research that cyanopolyynes (particular kinds of molecules of carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen) could form in carbon-rich giant stars.
41 Sir Archie Norman, Tory Party Chief Executive, Sir Harry Kroto, professor of chemistry; 44 The Pope, Zaki Badawi, Muslim leader; 46 Richard Branson, founder of Virgin, Mo Mowlam, Northern Ireland Secretary, Sir Iain Vallance, Chairman of British Telecom;
60] has been found in terrestrial deposits, but I am somewhat surprised that it appears in such a pure crystalline form," comments Harry Kroto of the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.
These include Harry Kroto, a Nobel Prize winning professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University; Sumio Iijima, research fellow at NEC and a professor of materials science at Meijo University in Nagoya; and Daniel Neumaier, of AMO Research Foundry, and coordinator of the EU's Graphene-based Nanoelectronic Devices (GRAND), 7th Framework Programme.
A multi-million pound programme to pioneer molecular engineering in the North East has been launched by Nobel prize winner Sir Harry Kroto.
Nobel prize-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto chose Imagine as one of his Desert Island Discs because he believes it to be a hymn to atheism, while Buddhist priest the Rev Kenmyo Tiara Sato says: ``I feel as if the whole song is a Buddhist text.
Partly discovered by Nobel-prize winning British scientist Sir Harry Kroto, fullerenes have a huge range of potential uses.
The first presentation will be at the Houses of Parliament on June 22 where it will be presented by Nobel prize winner Harry Kroto.
Sir Aaron Krug, Sir Harry Kroto and Sir John Cornforth are among 18 eminent signatories, all Royal Society fellows, alarmed by the move.
As well as representatives of the arts and business the committee includes scientists, including Nobel Prizewinner Sir Harry Kroto, and educationalists including the former senior chief inspector of schools, Prof Eric Bolton.