Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sir Harry Kroto’s Nobel Prize
Friday 17 June 12:00 until 17:30
University of Sussex Campus : Chichester Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Various Speakers
Join us for the unveiling of the RSC Blue Plaque and an afternoon of talks celebrating the 25th anniversary of Professor Sir Harry Kroto FRS NL being awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996, along with USA collaborators, for the discovery of a new form of carbon, Buckminsterfullerene (C60 or Buckyball) and other fullerenes.
To honour this great achievement the Royal Society of Chemistry has awarded a chemistry landmark blue plaque to recognise the Nobel-prize winning research by Prof. Sir Harry Kroto FRS at the University of Sussex. The unveiling ceremony of the plaque is scheduled for 17 June 2022 and will take place outside Chichester Building on the University of Sussex Campus.
From midday, there will be an unveiling of the plaque ceremony, followed by lunch and then an afternoon of exciting research talks by:
- Dr. Jonathan Hare;“Kroto's Carbon Revolution”
- Prof. Mauricio Terrones; “A journey with Harry Kroto: From Fullerenes and Nanotubes to two-dimensional materials”
- Prof. John Maier; “Identification of C60+ in Space: Harry Kroto’s legacy”
- Plus more to be announced
The event will conclude at 5pm with a drinks reception.
From midday, there will be an unveiling of the plaque ceremony, followed by an afternoon of exciting research talks.
Booking is essential to secure your place. Please book your place here:
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Further information: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/newsandevents/kroto
Last updated: Thursday, 17 March 2022