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Sir William Lawrence Bragg
James Bryant Conant
Roscoe Dickinson
Samuel Goudsmit
Roger Hayward
Werner Heisenberg
Walter Heitler
Arthur Lamb
Irving Langmuir
G. N. Lewis
Fritz London
Robert Millikan
Robert Mulliken
A. A. Noyes
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Wolfgang Pauli
Linus Pauling
Erwin Schrödinger
John Slater
Arnold Sommerfeld
J. Holmes Sturdivant
Richard Tolman
Max Theodore Felix von Laue
Don Yost

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Portrait of G. N. Lewis
Portrait of G. N. Lewis, approx. 1930.
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G. N. Lewis


Location: University of California, Berkeley. The Bancroft Library.
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"I have just returned from a short vacation for which the only books I took were a half-dozen detective stories and your 'Chemical Bond'. I found yours the most exciting of the lot."

G.N. Lewis. Letter to Linus Pauling. August 25, 1939.

"For five years, beginning in spring 1929, I spent one or two months each year in Berkeley as a visiting lecturer in physics and chemistry. During these extended visits to Berkeley I had the pleasure of talking with [G.N.] Lewis for many hours, in his office, his home, and in his Marin County country place."

Linus Pauling. "Pauling on G.N. Lewis," Chemtech 13 (June 1983): 334-337. 1983.

"I had become interested in the question of the nature of the chemical bond, after having read the 1916 paper on the shared-electron-pair chemical bond by G.N. Lewis and the several 1919 and 1920 papers by Irving Langmuir on this subject."

Linus Pauling. The Chemical Bond: Structure of Dynamics, Ahmed Zewail, ed. 1992.

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