Administrators , Faculty , Visiting VIPs
The photograph was taken during the visit of Dr. Linus Pauling and his wife Ava Helen Pauling to IIT Madras. Dr. Pauling, the American scientist won the Nobel Prize (in Chemistry in 1954 and the Peace Prize in 1962). Ava Helen Pauling was a human rights activist who was involved in various social movements such as women’s rights, racial equality and international peace. The signatures of Dr. Linus Pauling and Ava Helen Pauling are found in the visitor’s book which is on display at the Heritage Centre.
Seen in the photograph, from left, Prof. B. Sengupto (Director of IIT Madras), Prof. S. Sampath (Deputy Director), Dr. Linus Pauling and Mrs. Ava Helen Pauling.