Title and Description Page
Vitae and Honors 2
I choose my Bride 8
Hubert becomes a Chemist 10
Ethan, my older brother, supplies a Role-Model. Edwin, the younger of my two brothers, supplies a Lab Manual. My Father supplies the Chemicals.
Undergraduate College Years 15
Playing the cello. The Triangle Club. Playing the 'cello for Hollywood's great. The Banjo Club. A Triangle song: "Marriage by Radio."
My bout with Polio 20
The Princeton Chemical Faculty 27
My Princeton Professors (1920–1928). Later Professors (1930–1950). Chemistry Staff (1984–1985). My Elementary and Inorganic Chemistry Teachers. My Analytical Chemistry Teachers. My Organic Chemistry Teachers. Origin of the Frick Chemical Lab. My Physical Chemistry Teachers.
Hubert chooses a Teaching Career 44
J. N. Bronsted. Copenhagen 47
Nobel Institute as an American-Scandinavian Fellow.
Svante Arrhenius 49
My Ph.D. Thesis 53
Chain Reactions and the Theory of Inhibition illustrated by the Domino Effect.
I win my Father-in-Law's approval 57
Industrial vs. Academic Careers 59
Later Princeton Chemistry Professors 61
University of Minnesota 62
National Research Fellow with S. C. Lind.
ACS Fall Meeting, Minnesota 67
Bonhoeffer demonstrates ortho-para hydrogen. Bodenstein advocates a new unit: THE EINSTEIN.
University of Berlin 70
Max Bodenstein. Walter Nernst.
Nobel Prizemen 73
With whom I have worked: Arrhenius, Haber, Hinshelwood, Pauling.
The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Berlin-Dahlem 74
Scientists there. International Research Fellow with Fritz Haber. Albert Einstein. In Berlin-Dahlem. In Princeton
Consulting for Röhm and Haas 89
Henry Eyring comes to Princeton 91
Cooperation of the Sciences in Princeton 94
Quantum Mechanics for the Russian Peasant 95
Mr. Ortho-dichloro Benzene 97
Fireside Precepts 103
Soirees at (H. P.) Robertson's home 104
Conception of the computer 109
Any top scientist? 112
I invent an automatic slide-changer 115
Wendell Willkie 117
Civilian Defense in NJ 121
ESMWT (War Training Courses) 126
Atomic Energy lecture 129
LIFE magazine and Karsh.
Hawaii: Serfdom to Capitalism 131
A Pauling Family reunion 133
Tested Demonstrations 136
Predicting the H-bomb from its lithium flame 142
The Old Nassau Reaction 144
Nassau Hall; the song. British armory, 1777. First telegraph (Joseph) Henry, 1830. First Undergraduate Chem Lab, 1797.
The Absent-minded Professor 149
Projection of experiments (TOPS) 156
UNESCO in Bangkok 156
Armchair Chemistry 156
US-South Africa Leader Exchange 156
Co-education in Princeton 189
My Public Lectures 191
Atomic Energy: Weapon for Peace (1945–1960). Lucky Accidents, Great Discoveries, and the Prepared Mind (1960–1988). Teaching Techniques (1960–1988).
Special thanks to three colleagues 200
Other Items 239
Around the World in 80 Years 241