Carbon in Nano and Outer Space

A conversation with Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto

A fascinating conversation with Nobel laureate Sir Harold Kroto, whose discovery of a unique carbon molecule known as the “buckyball” has helped power the nanoscience and nanotechnology industries and led to engineering advances that have shaped today’s world.

Sir Harold’s talk, “Carbon in Nano and Outer Space,”  recounted how his investigations into the atmosphere of a giant red star launched a revolutionary breakthrough at the nanometer scale.

A beautiful, peculiar molecule News@Northeastern 04.15.2014