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Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Nobel Prizes: The Discovery Of C60, the Third Form of Carbon

The discovery of a new form of carbon in 1985 - the Fullerenes - has lead to a new carbon mechano that promises amazing developments for the future. In 1996 the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to 3 scientists for the discovery of these new and potentially important materials. This talk is an account of the scientific story, breakthroughs and latest research. It is given by a scientist who was lucky enough to be directly involved with these Nobel Prize winning scientists and the pioneering research.

DR JONATHAN HARE is a freelance science communicator. His PhD work lead to a method of making the football molecule C60, Buckminsterfullerene with Sir Harry Kroto. He has worked as a 'Time Lord' at the National Physical laboratory working with atomic clocks as well as with British Gas developing a gas powered car. He has been on all the BBC / OU Rough Science (6 series) and Hollywood Science (2 series) TV programmes. He is currently a visiting research fellow at Sussex University. He loves making things, juggling, hill walking, amateur radio and painting.


Dr Jonathan Hare | talks


Date and Time:

13 June 2010 at 11:00 am


2 hours



Conway Hall
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25 Red Lion Square
0207 242 8034

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