How the molecular football was lost

Baggott, Jim
July 1991
New Scientist;7/6/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1776, p56
Relates how Harry Kroto of the University of Sussex blamed the underfunding of Great Britain's fundamental science on his failure to follow-up on his discovery of a carbon molecule shaped like a football. Kroto's collaboration with a team of American scientists for experiments; Efforts of Kroto to secure funding from the British Gas and the Science and Engineering Research Council for research projects in carbon atoms; Failure of Kroto to attract funding on experiments on carbon soot.


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