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Nobel Laureate Robert Curl Presents Lecture on “A Brief History of Carbon” 

When: Mon., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. 2010
Phone: 404-681-3643
Price: Free
www.spelman.edu
Robert Curl, Ph.D., awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 as one of the co-discoverers of carbon cage compounds called fullerenes, will discuss the timeline of human experience with elemental carbon and its chemistry during the lecture “A Brief History of Carbon.” The discovery of fullerenes, also known as “buckyballs,” has been influential in the development of nanotechnology, which continues to have a major impact in medicine and consumer electronics, in addition to contributing to various environmental applications such as renewable energy and pollution prevention.
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