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|"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.
ClipCreator: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1977v.66-caltech
Full WorkCreator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, David Shoemaker, E. Bright Wilson, Jr., Frank Catchpool
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