Richard Smalley

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Birthday
6, 1943
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Oct 28, 2005 (62)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1943
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Oct 28, 2005 (62)

About

Physicist and astronomer who is considered the father of nanotechnology. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for his discovery of fullerenes.

Before Fame

He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1973, after getting his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1965.

Trivia

He believed in Old Earth creationism, a view which ran counter to what many other scientists believed.

Family Life

He was the youngest of four siblings.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize three years before Ahmed Zewail.