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  • Chen-Ning Yang, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1957
    Chen-Ning Franklin Yang (born October 1, 1922), also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received ...
  • Edward Teller (1908 - 2003)
    Edward Teller (Hungarian: Teller Ede; January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003) was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist, known colloquially as "the father of the hydrogen bomb", even though h...
  • Edward Mills Purcell, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1952 (1912 - 1997)
    Edward Mills Purcell (August 30, 1912 – March 7, 1997) was an American physicist who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discovery (published 1946) of nuclear magnetic re...
  • Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize in Physics 1965 (1918 - 1988)
    Richard Phillips Feynman is an American physicist who was born in New York City on May 11, 1918. He grew up in Far Rockaway, Queens and when he was about 10, he started to buy old radios to use in his ...
  • Hans Albrecht Bethe, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1967 (1906 - 2005)
    Hans Albrecht Bethe (July 2, 1906 – March 6, 2005) was a German-American nuclear physicist. The Nobel Prize in Physics 1967 was awarded to Hans Bethe "for his contributions to the theory of nucl...

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