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Nobel Prize laureate Sir Harry Kroto will speak at the University of California, Riverside at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 in Engineering II, room 205. His lecture, "Architecture in NanoSpace," will focus on the multidisciplinary research leading to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. His talk is free and open to the public.

UC Riverside to Hear from Nobel Laureate who Launched the Nanoscience Revolution

Riverside, CA | Posted on January 10th, 2007

Kroto has been an active researcher for most of his career. In 1996 he was knighted for his contributions to chemistry, and later that year won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the discovery of the C60 Buckminsterfullerene (commonly known as the Bucky Ball), a new form of carbon. He is currently on the faculty at Florida State University.

"In some ways, he started the nanoscience revolution," said Harry Tom, chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCR. "He will talk about how the things learned from C60 apply to a huge number of issues from viruses to dust in the outer reaches of the universe."

Tom said Kroto was coming to the area for a conference in Palm Springs, and agreed to stop at UCR after a request from Roya Zandi, a new faculty member. His talk is part of the "Lawson Lecture," named in honor of the original chair of the UCR physics department, Andrew Lawson.

"Prof. Zandi studies viruses and how they self-assemble and if you look at the shell of a virus they are like these C60 molecules," Tom explained. "Sir Kroto's work has been extremely influential in a variety of scientific fields."

Refreshments will be served after his talk. Parking on campus costs $6 per day. Further information is available from Barbara Simandl, (951) 827-5033.

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About University of California Riverside
The University of California, Riverside is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment of about 17,000 is projected to grow to 21,000 students by 2010. The campus is proposing a medical school and already has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center. With an annual statewide economic impact of nearly $1 billion, UCR is actively shaping the region's future. To learn more, visit www.ucr.edu or call (951) UCR-NEWS.

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