Harold Walter Kroto was born, on October 07, 1939 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England.

In 1995 he jointly set up the Vega Science Trust a UK educational charity, to create high quality science films including lectures, interviews with Nobel Laureates, discussion programmes, careers and teaching resources for TV and Internet Broadcast. He presently carries out research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was shared by Curl, Kroto and Smalley in 1996.

Kroto won several Awards and Honours. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1990, and was awarded a Knighthood in 1996.

Sir Harold Walter Kroto delivered the B.M. Birla Memorial Lecture “NANO MOLECULES” on October 28, 2004.