The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1996
Robert F. Curl Jr., Sir Harold Kroto, Richard E. Smalley
Richard E. Smalley
Born: 6 June 1943, Akron, OH, USA
Died: 28 October 2005, Houston, TX, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Prize motivation: "for their discovery of fullerenes"
Field: organic chemistry, structural chemistry