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Harold Kroto, chemist and 1996 Nobel laureate in chemistry (2001)

Approximately five hours of video footage documenting Harold Kroto, chemist and Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1996) discussing carbon structures called “bucky balls” named after architect Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic domes. Kroto describes properties and mathematical principles represented by these structures and he discusses his background and winning the Nobel Prize.

.75 cubic foot: 4 boxes, including BetaCam SP, 1/2” VHS video tapes, and 2 audio cassettes. Go to Kroto collection finding aid.

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