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Professor Harry Kroto

Professor Harry Kroto on the importance of teachers.

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Harry Kroto

Professor Harry Kroto, Nobel Prize Laureate and Professor of Chemistry, shared his thoughts on how ICT can provide students everywhere with access to the world's most brilliant teachers.


British chemist and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Professor Kroto is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University. Born into modest means in the UK, Professor Kroto was admitted to the prestigious Bolton School where he witnessed first-hand how inspiring teachers can change one’s life. The discoverer of several important new molecules, he has held a lifelong interest in chemistry, mathematics and physics. In recent years, Professor Kroto has become a strong proponent of using new, Internet-enabled methods to spread the passions and ideas of great teachers around the world.

 

"The Internet is the most remarkable innovation since the invention of the printing press."
Harry Kroto

 

Related links:

GEOSET: an online resource for learning materials started by Harry Kroto

Harry Kroto: Autobiography

A message from Harry Kroto on the GEOSET library made for the Nordic Chemistry teachers meeting

 

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