Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling

Fellow: Awarded 1926
Field of Study: Chemistry
Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: Chemistry
Fellow: Awarded 1965
Field of Study: Chemistry

Competition: US & Canada

California Institute of Technology

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Pauling, Linus Carl: Appointed for certain theoretical researches concerning the topology of the interior of the atom and the structure of molecules, with especial reference to the nature of the chemical bond, principally with Professors A. Sommerfeld, at Munich, Germany, and Niels Bohr, at Copenhagen, Denmark; tenure, twelve months from March 1, 1926.

Born February 28, 1901, at Portland, Oregon. Education: Oregon Agricultural College, B.S., 1922; California Institute of Technology, Ph.D., (summa cum laude), 1925.

Teaching Assistant, 1922–23, Teaching Fellow, 1923–25, California Institute of Technology; Fellow in Chemistry, National Research Council, 1925–26; Research Associate of the California Institute of Technology, 1926—.

Publications: Articles in Journal of the American Chemical Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Physical Review, Zeitschrift für Kristallographic.


Nobel Prize, Chemistry, 1954
Nobel Prize, Peace, 1962
National Academy of Sciences , 1933
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