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National Medal of Science

Since its establishment in 1959, the National Medal of Science has been awarded to distinguished scientists and engineers whose careers spanned decades of research and development. Twenty scientists associated with The Rockefeller University have been honored with this award:

Current Faculty


Torsten N. Wiesel

1924 -

National Medal of Science
Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus

National Medal of Science

James E. Darnell Jr.

National Medal of Science
Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus

National Medal of Science

Past Faculty

James Glimm

National Medal of Science

David Baltimore

1938 -

National Medal of Science

William K. Estes

National Medal of Science

George A. Miller

National Medal of Science

Joshua Lederberg

1925—2008

National Medal of Science

George E. Palade

1912—2008

National Medal of Science

Paul A. Weiss

National Medal of Science

Keith Porter

National Medal of Science

George K. Uhlenbeck

National Medal of Science

James A. Shannon

National Medal of Science

Frederick Seitz

National Medal of Science

Detlev W. Bronk

National Medal of Science

Fritz A. Lipmann

1899—1986

National Medal of Science

Donald D. Van Slyke

National Medal of Science

Peyton Rous

1879—1970

National Medal of Science

Theodosius Dobzhansky

National Medal of Science

Neal E. Miller

National Medal of Science

What is the National Medal of Science?

The National Medal of Science is awarded by the President of the United States to those researchers who have made exceptional contributions to the fields of science, engineering, or mathematics. Recipients are selected by a committee of 12 distinguished scientists and engineers, appointed by the President.

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