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Harry Kroto (1939–2016)

Harry Kroto was born on October 7, 1939 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England as Harold Walter Krotoschiner. He was married to Margaret Hunter. He died on April 30, 2016 in East Sussex, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Face to Face: Fred Sanger
Face to Face: Fred Sanger Himself - Interviewer
(2001)
Horizon
Horizon Himself / Himself - University of Sussex
(1992-1996)
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures
The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures Himself - Nobel Prize winning Chemist
(2012)

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 2012 The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Nobel Prize winning Chemist
- The Modern Alchemist: Earth - The Philosopher's Stone (2012) ... Himself - Nobel Prize winning Chemist
 2001 Face to Face: Fred Sanger (Video short)
Himself - Interviewer
 1992-1996 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - University of Sussex
- Molecules with Sunglasses (Update) (1996) ... Himself
- Molecules with Sunglasses (1992) ... Himself - University of Sussex (as Prof Harry Kroto)
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 2012 Stuff: A Horizon Guide to Materials (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - University of Sussex (as Prof Harry Kroto)
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He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in chemistry (with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley) for his role in the discovery of the carbon molecule buckminsterfullerene, or fullerene. (The popular term is buckyball.) The study of buckyballs led to the discovery of cylindrical carbon structures called carbon nanotubes, which in turn led to the field of nanotechnology. See more »

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