|Sir Harry Kroto|
|Born||Harold Walter Krotoschiner
7 October 1939
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England
|Died||30 April 2016
Lewes, East Sussex, England
|Alma mater||University of Sheffield|
Kroto shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Curl and Richard Smalley for their discovery of fullerenes. He spent a large part of his career at the University of Sussex, where he was an emeritus professor. Kroto was an early supporter of Asteroid Day.
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- "Harry Kroto (1939–2016): A salesman of science in the best sense of the term". Wave Function. 1 May 2016. http://wavefunction.fieldofscience.com/2016/05/harry-kroto-1939-2016-salesman-of.html. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- Ghosh, Pallab 2016. Tributes for Nobel prize chemist Harry Kroto. BBC News Science & Environment. 
- "Harold Kroto: University of Sussex". University of Sussex. http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/1523. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Asteroid Day tries to save life as we know it". The Observer. 13 June 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/13/asteroid-day-anniversary-tunguska-siberia. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "Sir Harry Kroto Official page on Asteroid Day". Asteroid Day. http://asteroidday.org/page/harold-kroto/.
- Nicholas St. Fluer (May 4, 2016). "Harold Kroto, Nobel Prize Winning Chemist, Is Dead at 76". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/05/science/harold-kroto-nobel-prize-winning-chemist-is-dead-at-76.html. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
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