Nobel Prize-winning chemist to lecture in May
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Robert Curl, a Rice University professor emeritus noted for discovery of new carbon forms, will speak May 6 and 7 at the University of Louisville.
Curl will give a free, public, general-interest talk, “A Brief History of Carbon,” at 1:30 p.m. May 7 in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium on Belknap Campus.
Curl’s more scientifically oriented talk about chemistry, “Quantum Cascade Laser Atmospheric Modeling,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. May 6, also in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.
Curl shared the 1996 Nobel with scientists Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto for the discovery of fullerenes, which are ball-like 60-atom carbon structures that led to physical-chemistry advancements in nanoscale science and nanotechnology.
UofL’s Chemistry Graduate Student Association sponsors the annual distinguished lecturer series with Sud-Chemie.