Color photographic image of Dr. Richard E. Smalley (left)and Dr. Robert Curl (right) of Rice University, posing with a buckyball or fullerene model.
Richard E. Smalley and Robert Curl won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery and characterization of fullerenes, the third elemental form of carbon after graphite and diamond. Smalley and Curl co-founded the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University in 1993.
Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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