The University of California, San Diego (1968-1969)
Pauling publishes a resonating-valence-bond theory of superconductivity in PNAS.
He publishes in Science a widely discussed and frequently cited article on orthomolecular psychiatry, his theory that mental health is deeply correlated with an optimum molecular environment for the mind. Consequently, mental disease is best treated by striving to achieve optimum concentrations of substances normally present in the human body.
In April, he gives the First Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture, "Scientific Discovery: Its Impact upon Man."
On May 6 and 7, Pauling participates in the symposium and dedication of the Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics at CIT.
In June, two years late, the festschrift in honor of Pauling’s 65th birthday is published by Freeman. Structural Chemistry and Molecular Biology, which is edited by Alexander Rich and Norman Davidson, is a massive work (907 pages), with 60 original papers by 86 of Pauling’s associates and students. Also included is a reprint of his classic 1931 paper on the chemical bond.
On August 9, Pauling is reappointed Professor of Chemistry in Residence at the University of California, San Diego. His research is also supported by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.
On February 17, Pauling accepts an appointment at Stanford University that will begin on July 1 and carry the title Professor of Chemistry. Harden McConnell of the Department of Chemistry is instrumental in getting Pauling the appointment. (Pauling had become unhappy about the political situation in the University of California.)
In May, Linus and Ava Helen Pauling buy a house in Portola Valley, not far from Stanford University. They are struck by the resemblance of the house and property to what they owned in Pasadena. They move in June.
Table of Contents
- The Ancestry of Linus Pauling (The Paulings)
- The Ancestry of Linus Pauling (The Darlings)
- Linus Pauling's Childhood (1901-1910)
- Linus Pauling's Adolescence (1910-1917)
- Pauling's Years as an Undergraduate at Oregon Agricultural College, Part 1 (1917-1919)
- Pauling's Years as an Undergraduate at Oregon Agricultural College, Part 2 (1919-1922)
- Linus Pauling as a Graduate and Postdoctoral Student at the California Institute of Technology, Part 1 (1922-1923)
- Linus Pauling as a Graduate and Postdoctoral Student at the California Institute of Technology, Part 2 (1924-1926)
- A Guggenheim Fellow in Europe during the Golden Years of Physics (1926-1927)
- Early Career at the California Institute of Technology (1927-1930)
- Pauling's Great Years of Achievement in Structural Chemistry, Part 1 (1931-1932)
- Pauling's Great Years of Achievement in Structural Chemistry, Part 2 (1933-1935)
- Pauling's Increasing Involvement in Molecular Biology (1936-1939)
- The War Years, Part 1 (1940-1942)
- The War Years, Part 2 (1943-1945)
- The Postwar Years, Part 1 (1946-1947)
- The Postwar Years, Part 2 (1948-1949)
- Proteins, Passports, and the Prize (1950-1954)
- Increasing Involvement in World Peace, Part 1 (1955-1958)
- Increasing Involvement in World Peace, Part 2 (1959-1963)
- The Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (1964-1967)
- The University of California, San Diego (1968-1969)
- Stanford University (1969-1972)
- An Institute for Science and Orthomolecular Medicine, Part 1 (1973-1977)
- An Institute for Science and Orthomolecular Medicine, Part 2 (1978-1981)
- The Years Alone: Pauling after the Death of Ava Helen, Part 1 (1982-1988)
- The Years Alone: Pauling after the Death of Ava Helen, Part 2 (1989-1994)
- About the Author