Linus Pauling, Phillips Visitor materials, 1957
Scope and Contents
Photocopied materials pertaining to Linus Pauling's time as a Phillips Visitor, part of Haverford College's Distinguished Visitor Program, in Fall 1957.
The materials include a schedule of Pauling's lectures, which pertained to interatomic and intermolecular forces. There is also a photocopied clipping about one of Pauling's lectures from the Haverford News and a letter to Pauling about one of his lectures from Alburt M. Rosenberg, lecturer in Physics at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Biographical / Historical
Linus Pauling was an American chemist, chemical engineer, and peace activist. He was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962, making him the only individual to be awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes. He is best known for his work on the nature of the chemical bond and the structures of biological molecules.
The Distinguished Visitors Program was greatly strengthened by a bequest from William Pyle Philips, of the Class of 1902, who in 1950 left much of his estate to Haverford, a portion of which was specified to underwrite the expenses of bringing “distinguished scientists and statesmen’’ to Haverford. The Philips Fund is the largest of several currently supporting the entire Distinguished Visitors Program.
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