Happy (Early) Birthday Linus Pauling!

February 27th, 2013

Oregon State University alumnus Linus Pauling (Chemical Engineering) was born on February 28th, 1901. As one of OSU’s most noted alumni, Linus Pauling is the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes and one of only two people awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields. His first Nobel Prize was awarded in 1954 in Chemistry with his second awarded in 1962 for Peace.

Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling

In celebration, the Linus Pauling Institute will be providing a guided tour of the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Center where individuals can view the Ava Helen and Linus Pauling Papers Collection. This collection, comprised of over 500 thousand research materials, contains all of Pauling’s personal and scientific papers, research materials, correspondence, photographs, awards and memorabilia. Following the tour is a $5 lunch at 12:00pm in the Linus Pauling Center with proceeds going to the OSU Food Drive. At 12:30pm, people can tour the Linus Pauling Institute. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

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