Anthony Stone

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

Anthony Stone
Anthony J. Stone
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forStone–Wales defect[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
Doctoral advisorH. Christopher Longuet-Higgins[2]
Doctoral students


Stone studied Natural Sciences at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry under H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins.[2][5]

Career and research

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.[1]


  1. 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.
  2. 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. doi:10.1080/00268976200100471. ISSN 0026-8976.
  3. Price, Sarah L. (1980). Model intermolecular pair potentials. (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 557224619.
  4. Wales, David John (1988). Some theoretical aspects of cluster chemistry (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 556426622.
  5. Anon (2008). "A Special Issue in Honour of Professor Anthony J. Stone". Molecular Physics. 106 (12): 3–3. doi:10.1080/00268970802405390.