Richard Smalley

1943 - 2005

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Richard Errett Smalley (June 6, 1943 – October 28, 2005) was the Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. In 1996, along with Robert Curl, also a professor of chemistry at Rice, and Harold Kroto, a professor at the University of Sussex, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of a new form of carbon, buckminsterfullerene, also known as buckyballs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Smalley has received more than 192,930 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Richard Smalley is the 297th most popular chemist (up from 319th in 2019), the 2,138th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,242nd in 2019) and the 60th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Richard Smalley ranks 297 out of 510Before him are Rasmus Bartholin, Joseph L. Goldstein, M. Stanley Whittingham, Luis Federico Leloir, Martin Rodbell, and Andreas Sigismund Marggraf. After him are Victor Goldschmidt, Mario J. Molina, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Georg Brandt, William Prout, and Akira Yoshino.

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Among people born in 1943, Richard Smalley ranks 123Before him are Jacques Dutronc, Tobe Hooper, Barry Manilow, R. L. Stine, Paul Wolfowitz, and Jean-Claude Killy. After him are Barbara Bouchet, Mario J. Molina, Leonardo Sandri, Michael Spence, Blythe Danner, and Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior. Among people deceased in 2005, Richard Smalley ranks 76Before him are Yao Wenyuan, Narriman Sadek, Richard Pryor, Dana Elcar, Zhang Chunqiao, and George Mikan. After him are Vincent Schiavelli, John Garang, Simone Simon, Erich Topp, Álvaro Cunhal, and James Doohan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Smalley ranks 2,138 out of 15,968Before him are Jennifer Lawrence (1990), Bill Tilden (1893), Don Rickles (1926), Sela Ward (1956), James Newton Howard (1951), and Eric Carr (1950). After him are Ashley Judd (1968), Joe Perry (1950), E. E. Cummings (1894), Robert Ryan (1909), William Petersen (1953), and Pete Sampras (1971).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Richard Smalley ranks 60Before him are Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), Donald J. Cram (1919), Edwin G. Krebs (1918), Alexander Shulgin (1925), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), and Martin Rodbell (1925). After him are Richard R. Schrock (1945), Thomas Midgley Jr. (1889), Frances Arnold (1956), Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), Dudley R. Herschbach (1932), and William E. Moerner (1953).