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  • Richard Travis Whitcomb (1921 - 2009)
    Richard T. Whitcomb (February 21, 1921 – October 13, 2009) was an American aeronautical engineer noted for his significant contributions to the science of aerodynamics. Whitcomb was born i...
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    Philip Hauge Abelson-He was an American physicist, a scientific editor, and a science writer. Abelson was born in 1913 in Tacoma, Washington. He attended Washington State University where he received d...
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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...

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