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ORNL’s Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series: Sir Harold Kroto

Sir Harold Kroto

Harold Kroto, at the Nobel Laurate Globalsymposium 2011, at Vetenskapsakademien in Stockholm, discussing climate change.
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ORNL’s Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy promotes dialogue among Oak Ridge researchers and renowned leaders in science, industry, and government. The invited lecturers bring distinct perspectives to the lab’s community of scientists and engineers, whose scientific discoveries and technological breakthroughs target some of the world’s most pressing problems.

In the most recent lecture, Sir Harold Kroto, 1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, discussed how the serendipitous discovery of C60 – buckminsterfullerene – helped advance nanoscience and nanotechnology, as well as examined how fundamental science produces major breakthroughs and important implications for innovation and technology.

Prof. Sir Harold Kroto, “ Carbon in Nano and Outer Space”