A man named ‘Smalley’ is meant to be a king of the Small world. He was.

A man named ‘Smalley’ is meant to be a king of the Small world. He was.

Image by TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³
"Oct. 28, 2005 – Richard Smalley, the Nobel Prize-winning nanotechnology researcher who was also an ardent supporter of commercial nanotechnology development, died today of cancer. He was 62.

Smalley shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 with Robert Curl and Sir Harry Kroto for discovering the C60 molecule, a soccer ball-shaped form of carbon called buckminsterfullerene, or buckyballs. " [more from Small Times]

A humble tribute to a great man and his contribution to the world. A real pitty he passed away. He was so young. =(
Rest in peace. You will be missed.

More on Buckyballs.
Photo source: 3d Image (requires blue/red lens glasses 8-] )
Nanotech -just around the flickr corner-: Steve Jurvetson´s ‘Nano & Na not’ and his Blog …our Personal Jesus in these topics par excellence.

The talking of the small, is no small talking. (I am very smart at wordplay sometimes ;-P ). Neither the science, nor the business. If you want to know where the world is heading to, I recommend you reading some of the links I pointed at above. I remember I was in 3rd year (1994) reading an article from a business mag, from Peter Drucker in which he was saying something like: "Today everybody thinks that Fuji Film is the biggest competitor to the Eastman-Kodak empire. But Kodak is worried about another company: SONY. They fear digital."

And here we are.

I will never forget that example. IMO, Nanotech is today what Digital was 25 years ago. But of wider and larger scope of impact and relevance, as it is ‘Digital-inside’. As I said once 😉 : Nanotech is the ultimate Eclecticism. |-)

Watcha think, Earthens??? 0-)

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20 Responses to A man named ‘Smalley’ is meant to be a king of the Small world. He was.

  1. alternatePhotography says:

    Extremely interesting!!! Let me check it out and I’ll let you know… :)

  2. Michael Casey says:

    Very cool!

  3. jurvetson says:

    and matter becomes code. thanks for this tribute to a great thinker and provocateur. He had a molecular model much like this in his office at Rice.

  4. _sarchi says:

    Quite a theme G~ I wondered about that when I read it!

  5. Michael Y. Wang says:

    Oh my God! He died so young! This is really a sad thing that he leaves us so early. With so many finding and advances in nanotech industry, we regret to hear that such a great leader is leaving us. sad………;-(

  6. Nico.... says:

    I saw the thumbnail and I thought "that looks like a Bucky Ball" and sure enough…

  7. zenera says:

    Merci G, very touching and interesting links

  8. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ says:

    and matter becomes code. Back to where we began. =) Thank you all for joinning this homage. He deserves this, and many more.

  9. laurot says:


  10. alternatePhotography says:

    Hey, Gi…finally got to check out the links. I actually have a print subscription to Small Times! Not my specialty, but an area I’m very interested in. Thanks for sharing :) Happy Halloween!!!!

  11. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ says:

    Awwwgh! Happy Halloween for you to (all)! I´ve been very unpolite of not wishing you creepy and scary celebrations! =) David, I am vey happy to know this. Thanks for sharing! It´s definitely worth every cent. If I could -a question of distance and of money [which becomes a lot more per the distance factor]- I´d also subscribe to this and some other publications, and have mailed books like this one -you´ll also like-, which are not yet down here available, and probably will never be. A pitty. I feel I am in Antartica these days. I can barely put up with the distance -physical and mostly cultural- among South and North lately. Yikes. >:(

  12. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ says:

    Sometimes, beautiful miracles happen. And catch you by surprise. **speechless** Thank you, T, a million. A billion. A trillion… Thanks. Gracias. Merci. Danke. Brigado. Aitäh. Grazie. =D

  13. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ says:

    Some more on Richard from wikipedia -plenty of links-, but on the http://www.betterhumans.com site (cool web check it out)! http://www.betterhumans.com/Wiki/Richard Smalley/Default.aspx

  14. St Stev says:

    Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel Lauriate A man named Kroto…

  15. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ says:

    Oh, thank you for bringing him here!!!! Thank you very much. =)

  16. St Stev says:

    You’re welcome. Please feel free to add your buckyball to the new ‘nanotechnology’ group… http://www.flickr.com/groups/nanotechnology/

  17. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ says:

    Super! Done.- There´s someone around who has plenty of material to feed this group. 😉 J… pliz? Thank you, again.

  18. jurvetson says:

    heh… I wish there was a way to upload a Set, or all photos with a particular tag, to a Group…. I like the icon for the group. =)

  19. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ says:

    Oh, it´d be cool to have that add set option, but yet you can open a discussion with a link to the whole set (as I did here). Do, please. Nice the icon detail… |-)

  20. Uncle Angelo says:

    Maybe already touched on… didn’t read all of the above– but I see this is a picture one may wear 3-D glasses for?

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