Professor Richard E. Smalley of Rice University died yesterday
afternoon in Houston. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for
the discovery of C60 "buckyballs," and was a leader in research on
carbon nanotubes and their applications.
I had admired Rick Smalley's work for years, but met him only last
spring. We were collaborating on an article about long-term global
energy needs, a subject he approached with extraordinary insight and
intensity. He will be sorely missed.
17 years ago