"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist." 1977.
Produced for NOVA by Robert Richter/WGBH-Boston.
Nobel Prize. (0:48)
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Narrator: Pauling won a Nobel Prize in 1954 for his earlier insights into the nature of the
chemical bond. The state department was forced to give him a passport this time so
that he could accept the honor.
Linus Pauling: In 1931, Professor Noyes said that I probably would get the Nobel Prize sometime.
Well, I thought that’s nice of the old guy to say that, but I’m a little skeptical
myself. The Nobel committee finally, in 1954, decided that this whole body of knowledge
that I had contributed quite a lot to had changed the nature of chemistry so much
that it was justified to give me the Nobel Prize. Well, I was pretty pleased.
ClipCreator: Linus Pauling
Associated: A. A. Noyes
Clip ID: 1977v.1-nobelprize
Full WorkCreator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, Robert Vaughn, Frank Catchpool
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