Curl will give a free, public, general-interest talk, “A Brief History of Carbon,” at 1:30 p.m. May 7 in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium on Belknap Campus.

Curl’s more scientifically oriented talk about chemistry, “Quantum Cascade Laser Atmospheric Modeling,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. May 6, also in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.

Curl shared the 1996 Nobel with scientists Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto for the discovery of fullerenes, which are ball-like 60-atom carbon structures that led to physical-chemistry advancements in nanoscale science and nanotechnology.

UofL’s Chemistry Graduate Student Association sponsors the annual distinguished lecturer series with Sud-Chemie.

Judy Hughes
Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.