Publish Date: 21.07.2011

Category: News from the University

Sir Harold (Harry) Walter Kroto is a British chemist and the recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry (fullerenes – C60) together with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley.
From 1967 until his retirement in 2004, Prof. Kroto worked at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. Today he teaches at the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, where he is a Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry. His main research areas are:

I     The Spectroscopy of Unstable Species and Reaction Intermediates (Infrared, Photoelectron, Microwave and Mass Spectrometry)
II    Astrophysics
III   Cluster Science (Carbon and Metal Clusters, Microparticles, Nanofibres)
IV    The Chemistry of Fullerenes, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

In their conversation, Rector Prof. Pejovnik described the University of Ljubljana activities to his guest. They also discussed the possibility of collaboration.