"When I was in Europe...I received a letter from A. A. Noyes saying that he was writing
to offer me an appointment as 'Assistant Professor of Theoretical Chemistry and Mathematical
Physics,' and I accepted it, but by the time that I got here it had been changed to
'Assistant Professor of Theoretical Chemistry' . . . I don't know what happened with
the physics, whether Millikan objected to my having a joint appointment or whether
Noyes decided . . . [Noyes] was preventing me from going to Berkeley, and he may have
decided that he didn't want me associated with the physics department in this way,
that perhaps I would shift."
Linus Pauling. AHQP (Archive for the History of Quantum Physics), interview transcript part 2. Interview
by John Heilbron. March 27, 1964.
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