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161 – Sir Harry Kroto – The State of Science

28 Feb 2013, 12:17 UTC
161 – Sir Harry Kroto – The State of Science
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In today’s episode, I talk to Sir Harold Kroto, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the co-discovery of carbon-60, or Buckminsterfullerine.
We continue the discussion from episode 160, and talk about
- Stereotypes of scientists
- Science and natural philosophy
- What are non-science people interested in?
- Kids as scientists
- Meccano and engineering
- Some of the issues children face today and the barriers to science
- Science and funding
This is part 2 of a 2 part interview.
Today’s listener of the episode is Mulia Marzuki, from Melbourne, Australia.
Download MP3 of Ep 161


In today’s episode, I talk to Sir Harold Kroto, who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the co-discovery of carbon-60, or Buckminsterfullerine. We continue the discussion from episode 160, and talk about - Stereotypes of scientists - Science and natural philosophy - What are non-science people interested in? - Kids as scientists - [...]

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