- 2013-Jun-06 (First session)
- 2013-Jun-07 (Second session)
Mario Molina grew up Mexico City, Mexico, one of eight children. His father was a lawyer and judge, his stepmother a teacher and housewife. Molina liked music and played the violin seriously. He also loved science,…
- 2014-Oct-16 (First interview)
- 2014-Oct-17 (Second interview)
- 2015-Mar-21 (Third interview)
Roald Hoffmann was born Roald Safran in Złoczów, Poland, in 1937. When the Nazi Wehrmacht reached Złoczów in 1941, Roald’s family went into hiding, then into a labor camp. His father bribed the guards to allow Roald,…
This brief, informal interview begins with Taube describing his early career at Cornell University and the University of California, Berkeley, and his decision to accept a position at the University of Chicago, where In…
Caricature of American chemist, biochemist, and peace activist Linus Pauling (1901-1994) created by artist J.C. Weller at the 1931 American Chemical Society National Meeting in Buffalo, New York. One of the founders of…
- 1987-Feb-26 (First session)
- 1987-Jun-15 (Second session)
- 1987-Sep-09 (Third session)
Isabella and Jerome Karle met while both were pursuing doctorates in physical chemistry under Professor Lawrence Brockway at the University of Michigan. After earning their degrees (and marrying), they worked on the…
- Interviewee Karle, Jerome, Karle, Isabella, 1921-2017
- Interviewer Bohning, James J., Van Keuren, David
- Subject Women in science, Chemistry, Physical and theoretical, Crystallographers, Karle, Jerome, Chemists, Women chemists, Chemists--Biography, Nobel Prize winners, Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.), Karle, Isabella, 1921-2017
Linus Pauling begins this interview by describing his early interest in science. While growing up in Portland, Oregon, he collected laboratory equipment and carried out chemistry experiments in his home. He also worked…
- Interviewee Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
- Interviewer Sturchio, Jeffrey L. (Jeffrey Louis), 1952-
- Subject California Institute of Technology, Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994, Noyes, Arthur A. (Arthur Amos), 1866-1936, Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, Nobel Prize winners, Stanford University, Chemical engineers
In this interview Vladimir Prelog discusses his career as an organic chemist. Prelog describes a thirty five year long affiliation with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). This includes work with the…
In this interview Tadeus Reichstein discusses his long and distinguished career as an organic chemist. He begins by recalling his family and early education in Germany and Switzerland. The interview continues with…
George A. Olah begins the interview with a description of his family and childhood years in Budapest, Hungary. Olah first developed an interest in chemistry after taking a chemistry course at the Technical University of…
- Interviewee Olah, George A. (George Andrew), 1927-2017
- Interviewer Thackray, Arnold, 1939-, Traynham, James G.
- Subject University of Southern California, Dow Chemical Company, Chemists, Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Chemists--Biography, Nobel Prize winners, Olah, George A. (George Andrew), 1927-2017
This oral history is part of a series supported by the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS), University of California, Santa Barbara, under the National Science Foundation Grant No. SES 0531184. Researchers using…
Joshua Lederberg begins the interview with a discussion of his involvement in the contamination issues of planetary exploration. As interest in space exploration gained momentum, Lederberg was in the midst of discussion…
- 1992-Jun-25 (First session)
- 1992-Jul-07 (Second session)
- 1992-Dec-09 (Third session)
Joshua Lederberg begins the three-part interview with a description of his parents, family background, and early years in New York. Lederberg knew from the second grade that he wanted to be a scientist, and he…
- Interviewee Lederberg, Joshua
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Microbiologists, Biologists, Biology, Neurospora, Microbiology, University of Wisconsin, Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology, Lederberg, Joshua, Nobel Prize winners, DNA, Cytochemistry, Escherichia coli, Biologists--Biography
William S. Knowles begins his oral history by discussing his early life during the Great Depression and his education, including time at Harvard University and Columbia University. Knowles spent the majority of his…
Gerhard Herzberg descries his schooling in Germany. An interest in science and mathematics was kindled at his school in Hamburg; indeed, Herzberg's first interest was astronomy. More practical considerations led him to…
In this interview Donald Cram talks briefly about his family and growing up in Vermont, Florida and New York, and this is followed by a description of his experiences at Rollins College and his start in the world of…
The interview begins with Konrad E. Bloch describing his childhood in Neisse, Germany, and his undergraduate education at Technische Hochschule in Munich. During a research assistantship in Davos, Switzerland, Bloch had…
- Interviewee Bloch, Konrad Emil, 1912-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject University of Oxford, Biosynthesis, Biochemists, Human Genome Project, Cholesterol, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Organic, Harvard University, Bloch, Konrad Emil, 1912-, Columbia University, Nobel Prize winners, Cholesterol--Synthesis, Nutrition
This letter was written in response to Arnold O. Beckman's congratulations to Linus Pauling upon winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Study for a never-finished portrait of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin OM FRS (1910-1994), by English artist Graham Sutherland. Hodgkin was an English biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964 for her work in…
- Circa 1884
Portrait of Adolf von Baeyer (1835-1917), recipient of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer was born on October 31, 1835, in Berlin, Germany. As a student at the University of…
- 1959-May-26 – 1960-Jan-25
Notebook #321 kept by Robert Bruce Merrifield from May 26, 1959 through January 25, 1960 in which he sets out his general conception of solid phase peptide synthesis. This work earned him a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in…
- Genesis of MRI notebook
- 1971-Sep-02 – 1971-Sep-07
Notebook used by Paul C. Lauterbur to document the genesis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The notebook is titled, "Spatially Resolved Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Experiments - General Idea and Some Potential…
- Circa 1977
Portrait of Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (1921-2011), an American medical physicist and co-recipient of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the development of the radioimmunoassay (RIA) technique.
Depicts Fritz Haber and Max Planck, Nobel Prize laureates in Chemistry and Physics.
Cachet depicts Otto Hahn's equipment and the nuclear fission of uranium atoms. Stamp shows Hahn's diagram of the splitting of the uranium nucleus. Hahn was the Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry in 1944.
Stamps depict Niels Bohr, the equation for the Bohr frequency condition (an equation relating to light frequency and electrons), and a diagram of the Bohr model of a hydrogen atom.