Linus Pauling, the two-time Nobel Prize winner who revolutionized the teaching of chemistry by presenting it in terms of the laws of quantum mechanics applied to molecular structure, has been selected to receive the 1989 Vannevar Bush Award by The National Science Foundation’s National Science Board. The award is named for the former director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, whose recommendation led to the establishment of the NSF in 1950.

The 88-year-old Pauling won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1954 and has contributed to the fields of crystallography, molecular structure, genetic disease, and macromolecular evolution, among others. He is well known for his work on behalf of the international control of nuclear weapons, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1962.

The Nobel laureate, who has retired as director of the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif., and is...

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