How Richard Smalley Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!
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Richard Smalley reached the respectable age of 62 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous physicist.
Biography - A Short Wiki
Physicist and astronomer who is considered the father of nanotechnology. He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for his discovery of fullerenes.
He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1973, after getting his B.S. from the University of Michigan in 1965.
He believed in Old Earth creationism, a view which ran counter to what many other scientists believed.
He was the youngest of four siblings.
He won the Nobel Prize three years before Ahmed Zewail.
How did Richard Smalley die?
Richard Smalley's death was caused by Leukemia.In 1999, Smalley was diagnosed with cancer. Smalley died of leukemia, variously reported as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia, on October 28, 2005, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, at the age of 62.
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
|Age of death||62 years|
|Death date||October 28, 2005|
|Place of death||The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Diamond, for all its great beauty, is not nearly as interesting as the hexagonal plane of graphite. It is not nearly as interesting because we live in a three-dimensional space, and in diamond, each atom is surrounded in all three directions in space by a full coordination.Richard Smalley
After a few years of intensive research, we found a way to use a pulsed laser directed into a nozzle to vaporize any material, allowing for the first time the atoms of any element in the periodic table to be produced cold in a supersonic beam.Richard Smalley
In a way, cancer is so simple and so natural. The older you get, this is just one of the things that happens as the clock ticks.Richard Smalley
My interest in science had many roots. Some came from my mother as she finished her B.A. degree studies in college while I was in my early teens.Richard Smalley
Administrators and scientists are excited by buckyballs for their own sake, and if they turn out to have practical applications, so much the better.Richard Smalley