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2004-11-30 06:00:11

Nobel prize-winning chemist Professor Sir Harry Kroto, left, has handed back his honourary degree to Exeter University in protest at its plans to close its chemistry department. Sir Harry received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 for his work in discovering a new form of carbon, the C60 molecule. Exeter plans to cut a predicted deficit of nearly pounds 4.5m by cutting up to 130 jobs in three departments.


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.