Richard Smalley – Cause of Death, Age, Date, and Facts
The physicist Richard Smalley passed away at age 62, this age of death has to be considered respectable. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Richard Smalley and more!
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|
Quotes by Richard Smalley
I was born in Akron, Ohio, on June 6, 1943, one year to the day before D-Day, the allied invasion at Normandy. The youngest of four children, I was brought up in a wonderfully stable, loving family of strong Midwestern values.Richard Smalley
I know that, except for carbon, there would be no life in the universe. Except for this one atom, there would be no life. Well, why? When you think about it, it does get spooky. Encountering these molecules are spiritual experiences similar to what I remember in church as a child, only these are more serious.Richard Smalley
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
Until late in life, I was never quite good enough for my father, and I suppose that is part of what drives me even now, well after his death in 1992.Richard Smalley
The buckyball, with sixty carbon atoms, is the most symmetrical form the carbon atom can take. Carbon in its nature has a genius for assembling into buckyballs. The perfect nanotube, that is, the nanotube that the carbon atom naturally wants to make and makes most often, is exactly large enough that one buckyball can roll right down the center.Richard Smalley