Linus Pauling science on tap for Corvallis Science Pub


CORVALLIS, Ore. – The potential health benefits of vitamin C may be Linus Pauling’s most famous legacy among the public, but the Oregon State University graduate and two-time Nobel Prize winner is better known among scientists for deep insights into chemistry and its application to medicine. 

The May 13 Corvallis Science Pub will focus on little-known highlights of Pauling’s life and on how scientists are applying his findings today.

Science Pub presentation begins at 6 p.m. at the Old World Deli, located at 341 S.W. Second St. in Corvallis. It is free and open to the public.

The event will feature two speakers – Chris Petersen of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center in OSU’s Valley Library and Steve Lawson, administrative officer at the Linus Pauling Institute on campus. The institute is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Petersen authors The Pauling Blog and has overseen production of websites and videos that describe Pauling’s lifelong research. Lawson has been associated with the institute since 1977 when it was located in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Oregon State. 

Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

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