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  • Roger Revelle (1909 - 1991)
    Roger Randall Dougan Revelle (March 7, 1909 — July 15, 1991) was a scientist and scholar who was instrumental in the formative years of the University of California, San Diego and was one of t...
  • Edwin McMillan, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1951 (1907 - 1991)
    Edwin Mattison McMillan (September 18, 1907 – September 7, 1991) was an American physicist and nuclear chemist, and Nobel laureate. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Glenn Seaborg in 1...
  • Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928 - 1997)
    Eugene Merle Shoemaker (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997), also known as Gene Shoemaker, was an American geologist and one of the founders of the field of planetary science. He is best known for...
  • George Wetherill (1925 - 2006)
    George Wetherill (August 12, 1925 -- July 19, 2006) was the Director Emeritus, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, DC, USA. George Wetherill benefited from the ...
  • Harold Clayton Urey, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1934 (1893 - 1981)
    Harold Clayton Urey (April 29, 1893 – January 5, 1981) was an American physical chemist whose pioneering work on isotopes earned him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1934. He played a significant...

National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science is an honor bestowed by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics. The twelve member presidential Committee on the National Medal of Science is responsible for selecting award recipients and is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

List of National Medal of Science laureates