Anthony Stone

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Anthony Stone
Born Anthony J. Stone
Fields Chemistry
Institutions University of Cambridge
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisor H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins[1]
Doctoral students
Known for Stone–Wales defect[4]

Anthony J. Stone is a British theoretical chemist and emeritus professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.[5]


Stone studied Natural Sciences at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry under H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins.[1][5]

Career and research[edit]

In 1964 he took up a position in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, where he remained until his retirement in 2006. He is known for the Stone–Wales defect of fullerene isomers.[4]


  1. ^ a b Longuet-Higgins, H.C.; Stone, A.J. (1962). "The electronic structure and electron spin resonance of tricyclopentadienyl trinickel dicarbonyl". Molecular Physics. 5 (5): 417–424. ISSN 0026-8976. doi:10.1080/00268976200100471. 
  2. ^ Price, Sarah L. (1980). Model intermolecular pair potentials. (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 557224619. 
  3. ^ Wales, David John (1988). Some theoretical aspects of cluster chemistry (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 556426622. 
  4. ^ a b Stone, A. J.; Wales, D. J. (1986). "Theoretical studies of icosahedral C60 and some related structures". Chemical Physics Letters. 128 (5–6): 501–503. doi:10.1016/0009-2614(86)80661-3. 
  5. ^ a b Anon (2008). "A Special Issue in Honour of Professor Anthony J. Stone". Molecular Physics. 106 (12): 3–3. doi:10.1080/00268970802405390.