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  • n. 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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  • Kroto is expounding his religious feelings and using science as a cover.

    Abusing Science

  • That would be impossible in Kroto's world where one must check-in designated non-scientific beliefs at the door.

    Abusing Science

  • "There was an extra character that turned up totally unexpected," recalled Kroto, now at Florida State heading a program that encourages the study of math, science and technology in public schools.

    Newsvine - Get Smarter Here

  • Critics such as Kroto, Roberts and Dawkins are understandably wary of religious ideas being allowed anywhere near school science labs, especially at a time when creationist organisations and proponents of Intelligent Design are stepping up efforts to shoehorn their ideas into science curricula.

    Planet Atheism

  • This brief video, shared by Sir Harold Kroto from his seminar at the American Chemical Society meeting this week, "Science, Anti-Science and Survival" exemplifies this caustic attitude towards education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics STEM that is so critical for our nation's future.

    Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney: Physics: 'A Waste of Time'?

  • Kroto, Geim and Novoselov could not have said what their work would produce when they began their research.

    Carbon breakthroughs win two Nobel prizes for science

  • Examples include the 1996 chemistry Nobel, which was given to UK researcher Harry Kroto and others for creating carbon "buckyballs", in which 60 atoms of the element were linked together to form a sphere, opening the door to the creation of tiny carbon-based, super-fast computers.

    Carbon breakthroughs win two Nobel prizes for science

  • It was accompanied by a statement backing synthetic organic chemistry – which produces key compounds for everything from plastics, drugs and food to petrochemicals and paints – signed by more than 100 senior scientists from companies such as Novartis, Bayer and BASF, as well as Nobel laureates including Sir Harry Kroto, Sir Peter Mansfield and Sir John Sulston and heads of departments at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Chemistry cuts will do 'irreparable' damage, top scientists warn

  • I saw nothing in the quote to suggest that Kroto has a problem with discussing creationism outside science education.

    Abusing Science

  • It is a bad situation either way, I will accept, and I am not sure Kroto is right, and I can fully appreciate is position.

    Abusing Science


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  • as in fullerenes aka buckyballs

    October 8, 2010