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"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist."

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

Nobel Prize. (0:48)


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.


Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: A. A. Noyes
Clip ID: 1977v.1-nobelprize

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Creator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, Robert Vaughn, Frank Catchpool

Date: 1977
Genre: video
ID: 1977v.1
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