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  • E. O. Wilson
    Edward Osborne Wilson , usually cited as E. O. Wilson , is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity, island biogeography), theorist (consilience, biophilia), naturalist (conservati...
  • Nicolaas Bloembergen, Nobel Prize for Physics, 1981
    Nicolaas Bloembergen (born March 11, 1920) is a Dutch-American physicist and Nobel laureate. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Leiden under Cor Gorter in 1948; while pursuing his PhD at...
  • Bernard Brodie (1910 - 1978)
    A brief but generally accurate biography of Bernard Brodie can be found at ). (One point that it omits is that the family name was originally Brody and he changed the spelling of his name to Brodie.) A...
  • Paul John Flory, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1974 (1910 - 1985)
    Paul John Flory (June 19, 1910 – September 9, 1985) was an American chemist and Nobel laureate who was known for his prodigious volume of work in the field of polymers, or macromolecules. He was a lead...
  • Peter Carl Goldmark (1906 - 1977)
    Peter Carl Goldmark (Hungarian: Goldmark Péter Károly) (December 2, 1906 – December 7, 1977) was a German-Hungarian engineer who, during his time with Columbia Records, was instrumental in developing t...

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