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Buckyballs in space John Maier and Harry Kroto comment on the...

Buckyballs in space

John Maier and Harry Kroto comment on the research that provides definitive proof of the existence of buckminsterfullerene, C60, in space.

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Discovery Science: The Big Question (2004)

The Big Question is a five part documentary that seeks scientific answers to vital questions. The host of every episode is a different famous scientist. 189 more words


Join two Nobel Prize winners in petition to keep creationist teaching out of Scottish state schools

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to issue official guidance to bar the presentation in Scottish publicly funded schools of separate creation and of Young Earth doctrines as viable alternatives to the established science of evolution, common descent, and deep time. 1,068 more words


A Sussex Alumna

I had a very nice meeting this morning with Sir Harry Kroto, who is back in the UK for the summer. We chatted about a number of exciting things going on at Sussex University and beyond, in the middle of which I remembered a film featuring my former  PhD Student from Nottingham days, Emma King.  142 more words

The Universe And Stuff

Harry Kroto Public Lecture at UCLan

The Research Development Office is pleased to be hosting a public lecture by Nobel Prize winner Harry Kroto. This will take place on 11th July, and is free to attend. 9 more words


Buckyball Inspiration

Buckyballs or C60 or Buckminsterfullerene has become an very hot topic in the chemistry and material science worlds in the past 20 years or so.  Buckballs are being used in physics, … 469 more words


Campaign to Save the Royal Institution - 22/1/2013

I am pleased to join forces with, and lend my support to, the Save21AlbemarleStreet campaign set-up last Friday by Mary R. Perkins.  The following statement reflects discussions we have been having. 913 more words

telescoper reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:

Just a quick reblog to draw attention to the campaign to save the Royal Institution from oblivion. Following catastrophic management by Susan Greenfield when she was Director of the RI, it is now virtually bankrupt and forced to contemplate the sale of the historic buildings in Mayfair it has occupied for over two hundred years. Please support the campaign.