Monday, October 11, 2010

Buckyball celebration/symposium

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the discovery of C60 at Rice, the university is holding a symposium to celebrate.  In addition to the surviving members of the discovery team (laureates Curl and Kroto; Prof. Heath, Dr. O'Brien), there are many big names in the business (Millie Dresselhaus, Marvin Cohen, Phaedon Avouris, Hongjie Dai).  Andre Geim is going to skype in, apparently, since getting the Nobel Prize this past week has understandably scrambled his travel plans.  Unfortunately I'm flying to Washington, DC later this morning, so I will miss most of the fun, but I'm sure it will be a very interesting and lively event.

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