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On 18 February 1999

Julian Niles 

of the Center for the Study of Theoretical Stystems defended his Clark Atlanta University / Georgia Tech Ph.D. thesis in Physics.

His presentation included animated gifs of vibrating Buckyballs of the type C60


and the type C78:


Buckyballs have since been used to determine that a comet impact may have caused the Permian-Triassic extinction.  



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