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"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist."
"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist." 1977.
Produced for NOVA by Robert Richter/WGBH-Boston.

Caltech in the 1920s. (1:07)

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Linus Pauling: When I first came here, I of course was really exhilarated to learn what was going on in the fields of science, all of the new discoveries that were being made. There were some outstanding professors here in chemistry and in physics, no geologists yet for several years and no biologists, but some really outstanding people and mathematicians too. They gave some interesting courses and especially interesting seminars. The chemistry seminar which was carried out, held in a room upstairs here and the physics seminar across in the Norman Bridge Laboratory and the physics and astronomy club meetings which were held alternately here and up on Santa Barbara Street where Mt. Wilson Astron..Observatory had it's laboratories. They, there I learned that things were really going on, new things being discovered. And that was a very important thing to learn, that you can learn more about the world if you try to find out.


Creator: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1977v.66-caltech

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Creator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, David Shoemaker, E. Bright Wilson, Jr., Frank Catchpool

Date: 1977
Genre: sound
ID: 1977v.66
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