Linus Pauling
#75 Overall Influence

Linus Pauling

American scientist

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

Linus Carl Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics. New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time, and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history. For his scientific work, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. For his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962. He is one of four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize . Of these, he is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes, and one of two people to be awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields, the other being Marie Curie. He was married to the American human rights activist Ava Helen Pauling.

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Schools

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Oregon State University
Oregon State University

Public research university in Corvallis, Oregon, United States

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California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology

Private research university located in Pasadena, California

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University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego

Public university in La Jolla, California, United States

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Nature of the Chemical Bond, and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals
  • Vitamin C and the Common Cold

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#1 World Rank #1 USA Rank
Chemistry
#19 World Rank #7 USA Rank
Biology
#34 World Rank #6 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#67 World Rank #11 USA Rank
Physics
#1566 World Rank #729 USA Rank
Political Science