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The Charles Simonyi Lecture: ‘Can the Internet Save the Enlightenment?’

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00:00:00 - 00:00:00,
Friday 16 June, 2006


The 8th annual Charles Simonyi Lecture is hosted once again by Professor Richard Dawkins and is given by Nobel Prize-winning Chemist, Sir Harry Kroto.

Harry Kroto has been an active researcher for most of his career. In 1996 he was knighted for his contributions to chemistry, and later that year won his Nobel Prize for the discovery of the C60 Buckminsterfullerene, a new form of carbon. He is a Royal Society Research Professor and carries out research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

In this year’s lecture, Professor Kroto will discuss the internet revolution – is the internet a force to create a truly humanitarian society or are we about to witness the death of the Enlightenment?

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  • Name: Harry Kroto
  • Affiliation: Royal Society Research Professor
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