Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Sir Dr. Harold Kroto, presents: "Carbon in Nano and Outer Space"

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Sir Dr. Harold Kroto, presents: "Carbon in Nano and Outer Space"

The Department of Physical Sciences invites the Barry community to a seminar by Sir Dr. Harold Kroto, co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, entitled "Carbon in Nano and Outer Space."

Date: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
Time: 4 - 5 p.m. (reception to follow from 5 – 6 p.m.)
Location: Gato Gallery (Barry University, Thompson Hall, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161)

About the seminar:

As the boundaries between chemistry, physics, and biology evaporate, so the fascinating multidisciplinary field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (N&N) has been born. N&N involves the creation, study, and application of accurately-constructed, complex molecules with hundreds to thousands of atoms and overall nanoscale dimensions (ca. 10-9 m). It is the defining science of the 21st century, and strategic applications of new advances in this area offer the exciting promise of major socio-economic as well as humanitarian benefits.

Chemists are now developing a vast range of novel synthetic strategies to create large molecules with not only intricate structures but also valuable functions. Nanoscale devices may soon replace silicon and metal in chips to make pocket supercomputers possible and the tensile strengths of these new materials promise exciting possibilities in engineering. This field is providing challenging problems with exciting objectives which will affect all our lives in the future.

Dr. Kroto is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at the Florida State University, which he joined in 2004.

The event is open to the Barry community and the public. Please RSVP by e-mail:, as seating will be limited.