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  • Gertrude Belle Elion, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1988 (1918 - 1999)
    Gertrude Belle Elion (January 23, 1918 – February 21, 1999) was an American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Working alone as well as wi...
  • David J. Wineland (source: NIST)
    David J. Wineland, Nobel Prize in Physics 2012
    David Jeffrey Wineland (born February 24, 1944) is an American Nobel-laureate physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physics laboratory. His work has included advances i...
  • John McCarthy (photo: CC-BY-SA-2.0)
    John McCarthy (1927 - 2011)
    ) John McCarthy (September 4, 1927 – October 24, 2011) was an American computer scientist and cognitive scientist. McCarthy was one of the founders of the discipline of artificial intelligence.[He co...
  • Evelyn M. Witkin (photo: Jane Gitschier)
    Evelyn M. Witkin
    Evelyn M. Witkin , born Evelyn Maisel (born March 9, 1921) is an American geneticist who was awarded the National Medal of Science for her work on DNA mutagenesis and DNA repair. Research In 1944, ...
  • Isadore M. Singer
    Isadore Manuel Singer (born May 3, 1924) is an American mathematician. He is an Institute Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Professor Emeritu...

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