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|"Linus Pauling, Crusading Scientist." 1977.
Produced for NOVA by Robert Richter/WGBH-Boston.
Caltech in the 1920s. (1:07)
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Linus Pauling: When I first came here, I of course was really exhilarated to learn what was going on in the fields of science, all of the
new discoveries that were being made. There were some outstanding professors here in chemistry and in physics, no geologists
yet for several years and no biologists, but some really outstanding people and mathematicians too. They gave some interesting
courses and especially interesting seminars. The chemistry seminar which was carried out, held in a room upstairs here and
the physics seminar across in the Norman Bridge Laboratory and the physics and astronomy club meetings which were held alternately
here and up on Santa Barbara Street where Mt. Wilson Astron..Observatory had it's laboratories. They, there I learned that
things were really going on, new things being discovered. And that was a very important thing to learn, that you can learn
more about the world if you try to find out.
ClipCreator: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1977v.66-caltech
Full WorkCreator: Robert Richter, WGBH-Boston
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, David Shoemaker, E. Bright Wilson, Jr., Frank Catchpool
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