Nobel Prize

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The Nobel Prize is an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry, physics, physiology and medicine, literature, economics, and peace, and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award one can receive in those fields.

  • 1962 – Linus Pauling
  • 1954 – Linus Pauling

Because of his dynamic personality and his many accomplishments in widely diverse fields, it is hard to define Linus Pauling adequately. A remarkable man who insistently addressed certain crucial human problems while pursuing an amazing array of scientific interests, Dr. Pauling was almost as well known to the American public as he was to the world's scientific community. He is the only person ever to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes — for Chemistry (1954) and Peace (1962).