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Notable Nobels

Notable NobelsBoth of Rice's Nobel Prize-winning alumni were on hand to open the International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston Oct. 3. Robert Wilson '57 (right) shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physics for co-discovering cosmic microwave background radiation. Robert Curl '54 (center) shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for co-discovering carbon fullerenes. The two spoke at the conference's Nobel symposium Monday and were introduced by Rice President David Leebron (left). Rice was the host institution for the weeklong meeting, the oldest and largest continuous forum devoted to the science and technology of long-wavelength radiation. The conference was chaired by Rice's Daniel Mittleman (not pictured), professor of electrical and computer engineering.