Linus Pauling Science Center almost as awesome as Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling was a lot of things to a lot of people. Now he's got an OSU building named after him.

…though that would be hard to do. Linus Pauling is the world’s only person to have gotten two unshared Nobel prizes, after all. One was the peace prize (cool, since he was an author and advocated nuclear disarmament), but the other was for chemistry (awesome, since he studied chemical bonds and molecular structures). And he’s straight out of Oregon, too: born in Portland and an OSU graduate.

Here's LPSC as seen by OSU's live webcam feed of the building.

LPSC opened at OSU about a week ago, and is a 105,000-square-foot, 62.5-million-dollar research and educational facility. A big upgrade for OSU’s science branch—it’s now OSU’s biggest academic building! And it’s even considered its own institute: the Linus Pauling Institute moved from California to the just-opened LPSC, and conducts its work there.

Linus Pauling was a passionate guy who cared a lot about life, that’s why LPI does health research. He came from humble roots and became a face that the whole world recognized because of his achievements and contributions—twice. It’s a different world now, and we know a lot more about chemistry and the like, but one thing is the same: if you have a passion for life as well as a passion for science, you can make a lot of great things happen.


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