Awards & Winners

Linus Pauling

Date of Birth 28-February-1901
Place of Birth Portland
(Oregon, United States of America, Area code 503, Area code 971)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as "Father of molecular biology"
Profession Quantum chemist, Biochemist, Scientist, Chemist, Physicist
Linus Carl Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He was one of the most influential chemists in history and ranks among the most important scientists of the 20th century. Pauling was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. For his scientific work, Pauling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. In 1962, for his peace activism, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. This makes him the only person to be awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes. He is one of only four individuals to have won more than one Nobel Prize. Pauling is also one of only two people to be awarded Nobel Prizes in different fields, the other being Marie Curie. However, his promotion of orthomolecular medicine, megavitamin therapy, dietary supplements, and vitamin C has been criticized.

Awards by Linus Pauling

Check all the awards nominated and won by Linus Pauling.


NAS Award in Chemical Sciences
(For his studies, which elucidated in structural terms the properties of stable molecules of progressively higher significance to the chemical, geological, and biological sciences.)


National Medal of Science for Physical Science
(For the extraordinary scope and power of his imagination, which has led to basic contributions in such diverse fields as structural chemistry and the nature of chemical bonding, molecular biology, immunology, and the nature of genetic diseases.)


Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances)