Harry Kroto

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Birthday
7, 1939
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 30, 2016 (76)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1939
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 30, 2016 (76)

About

English chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for his discovery of fullerenes. For the majority of his career he taught chemistry at the University of Sussex.

Before Fame

He received both his B.S. and his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield.

Trivia

He was the President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 2002 to 2004.

Family Life

He married Margaret Henrietta Hunter in 1963.

Associated With

He signed an open letter published in The Guardian stating his opposition to Pope Benedict XVI's state visit to the UK.