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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

NanoCarnival Year End Round Up

In a blatant bid for traffic and another link on Instapundit, NanoPundit announces the first annual NanoCarnival Year End Round Up. Send links to your favorite, funniest or most important nano-story of the year. There will be a special category for major media stories that demonstrate scientific ignorance. Send a link to your entry to swbarns(at)millerbarns(d*t)com.

Friday, November 18, 2005

IEEE Nano Coming to OHIO

IEEE-Nano2006 will be in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 16-20, 2006.

The deadline for abstracts if February 28th.

See you there.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Nobel Prize Winner and Homecoming Queen Richard Smalley Dead at Age 62

If I have seen further . . . it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
--Sir Isaac Newton

Rice University Professor Richard Smalley is dead after a bout with cancer. Dr. Smalley, with Robert Curl and Sir Harold Kroto, won the Nobel Prize in 1996 for their work in discovering the class of chemicals known as fullerenes (C60).

I saw Dr. Smalley speak earlier this year and he seemed in perfect health. As a speaker he was as earnest as he was entertaining. As a scientist he was without peer and will be missed. The fact that he was elected Rice homecoming queen in 1996 also shows that he was probably a pretty good guy.