Monday, December 05, 2005

Way Late: Richard Smalley Dies

Very, very tardy on this one: Rice University researcher and Nobel laureate Richard Smalley died last month after a protracted battle with leukemia. He was 62.

Along with Robert F. Curl, Jr. and Sir Harold W. Kroto, he discovered buckminsterfullerene, which in turn led to the discovery of carbon nanotubes.