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Sir Harold W. Kroto

Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
1. Sir Harold W. Kroto Marker
Inscription.  Harold “Harry” W. Kroto, one of the co-recipients of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has been Francis Eppes Professor in Florida State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since 2004. With Richard Smalley and Robert Curl, he was responsible for the Nobel-winning discovery of Buckminster-fullerenes or “Buckyballs” — molecules consisting of 60 carbon atoms in the shape of a soccer ball. He plays a key role in the development of the university’s initiatives in bio-nanotechnology, and he is known for his outreach programs and outstanding innovations in teaching.
 
Erected by Florida State University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1996.
 
Location. 30° 26.687′ N, 84° 18.301′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker can be reached from West Call Street east of Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the Florida State University campus, along the Nobel Laureate Walk on the east side of the
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
2. Sir Harold W. Kroto Marker
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Medical Research Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James M. Buchanan (a few steps from this marker); John Robert Schrieffer (a few steps from this marker); Robert Sanderson Mulliken (a few steps from this marker); Konrad Emil Bloch (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac (within shouting distance of this marker); Hippocrates (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Blackwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Gorrie (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk
 
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1. Harry Kroto (Wikipedia). Sir Harold Walter Kroto (born Harold Walter Krotoschiner), known as Harry Kroto, was an English chemist. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes. He was the recipient of many other honors and awards. Kroto held many positions in academia throughout his life, ending his career as the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University. Prior to this, he spent approximately
Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
3. Florida State University Nobel Laureate Walk
Sir Harold W. Kroto memorial visible in left background.
40 years at the University of Sussex. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Sir Harold Kroto. I never dreamed of winning the Nobel Prize – indeed I was very happy with my scientific work prior to the discovery of C₆₀ in 1985. The creation of the first molecules with carbon/phosphorus double bonds and the discovery of the carbon chains in space seemed (to me) like nice contributions and even if I did not do anything else as significant I would have felt quite successful as a scientist. My advice is to do something which interests you or which you enjoy and do it to the absolute best of your ability. (Submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 2, 2021
4. Sir Harold W. Kroto Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 22, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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