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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.

Current Faculty and Emeriti

Elaine Fuchs
2008 National Medal of Science
Torsten N. Wiesel
2005 National Medal of Science
James E. Darnell Jr.
2002 National Medal of Science

Past Faculty

2002
James Glimm
1999
David Baltimore
1997
William K. Estes
1991
George A. Miller
1989
Joshua Lederberg
1986
George E. Palade
1979
Paul A. Weiss
1976
Keith Porter
1976
George K. Uhlenbeck
1974
James A. Shannon
1973
Frederick Seitz
1968
Detlev W. Bronk
1966
Fritz A. Lipmann
1965
Donald D. Van Slyke
1965
Peyton Rous
1964
Theodosius Dobzhansky
1964
Neal E. Miller

About 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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