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  • Edward Witten, Fields Medal, 1990
    Edward Witten (born August 26, 1951) is an American theoretical physicist with a focus on mathematical physics who is currently the Professor of Mathematical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study...
  • Rosalyn Yalow, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1977 (1921 - 2011)
    Rosalyn Sussman Yalow (July 19, 1921 – May 30, 2011) was an American medical physicist, and a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (together with Roger Guillemin and Andre...
  • Robert K. Merton (1910 - 2003)
    Nobel Prize winning Sociologist. His works included Sociological theory, method, and research. Merton is also noted for his studies in Mass Communication by the Sociological perspective. He worked clos...
  • Robert Merton Solow, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1987
    Robert Merton Solow (born August 23, 1924) is an American economist particularly known for his work on the theory of economic growth that culminated in the exogenous growth model named after him. He ...

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