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In this interview, Petersen shares his memories of founding, editing and publishing the Pauling Blog on the occasion of the blog's tenth anniversary. In so doing, Petersen recounts the origin story behind the blog's creation and traces its evolution…

Professor Emeritus Dick Scanlan begins this lengthy interview by describing his upbringing on a farm in rural New York state, as well as his beginnings with the dairy industry. He then talks about his efforts to gain admittance to Cornell University,…

Bob Nye begins his interview by detailing his family history and background. He talks about growing up in Walnut Creek, California, and the various influences he had in his youth that lead to his lifelong love of studying history. He also discusses…

In this interview, Dr. Ken Krane recounts his journey to becoming a nuclear physicist, researcher, and professor. In this, Krane discusses his upbringing and then elaborates on his undergraduate experience at the University of Arizona, and his…

In this interview, Judy Li tells the story of her life as a scientist, teacher, writer, mother and more. The granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, Li provides a brief history of her heritage, and discusses the social climate that prevailed during the…