Nobel Prize Winning Chemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (along with Richard Smalley and Robert Curl, Jr.) in 1996 for their joint discovery of fullerene carbon compounds (also known as buckyballs). Born Harold Walter Krotoschiner to German parents who fled Germany (during the Nazi uprising), due to his father being Jewish, he was raised in Lancashire, England. Harold's interest in science began during his childhood and in 1964, he received his doctorate in Molecular Spectroscopy from Sheffield University. He went on to serve with the faculty at the University of Sussex from 1967 until 2004. In 1996, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
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