Curl and Kroto reunite on campus and discuss buckyball discovery

Almost 30 years ago, a group of scientists conducting experiments in a Rice University lab made a discovery that changed the face of science and technology. Their discovery of C-60, or buckminsterfullerene, launched the field of nanotechnology and earned three of the researchers — Richard Smalley, Robert Curl ’54 and Harold Kroto — a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Recently Curl and Kroto were reunited on campus and recounted their experience in 1985.


About Brandon Martin

Greetings, I am a video producer at Rice University in the Office of Public Affairs. I became a Rice Owl in June 2011. Before that, I was at KPRC-TV in Houston as a special projects photojournalist for seven years, where I covered everything from hurricanes to sports. Southeast Texas has been my home my entire life. I am lucky to have a wonderful wife and two of the cutest girls I have ever seen. Go Owls!