1957

Dr. Robert Curl '54 returns to join the Rice Chemistry Department. He and his Rice colleague, Dr. Rick Smalley, and Sir Harold Kroto of the University of Sussex earn the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of buckminsterfullerene (C60). Dr. Curl is a University Professor Emeritus and the Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural Sciences Emeritus.

 

Dr. Curl
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