Award Winners All National Medal of Science Winners

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(31 Items) Complete list of National Medal of Science winners since its inception. Photos are included for almost every National Medal of Science winner. Winners of the National Medal of Science in every year are listed here alphabetically, but you can sort this National Medal of Science list by any column. The list you're viewing is made up of different items like Chen Ning Yang and Stanley Norman Cohen.(31 Items)You're able to copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis.

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Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
National Medal of Science for Physical Science, Benjamin Franklin Medal, Albert Einstein Medal Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, 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 the 1957 Nobel ...more

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Daniel Nathans is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences Daniel Nathans was an American microbiologist. He is perhaps best known for being a recipient of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, making him the only Nobel laureate born in

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Donald J. Cram is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, National Medal of Science for Chemistry Donald James Cram was an American chemist who shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jean-Marie Lehn and Charles J. Pedersen "for their development and use of molecules with ...more

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E. Donnall Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences Edward Donnall "Don" Thomas was an American physician, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, and director emeritus of the clinical research division at the Fred ...more

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Eugene Wigner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
National Medal of Science for Physical Science, Enrico Fermi Award, Max Planck Medal Eugene Paul "E. P." Wigner, was a Hungarian American theoretical physicist and mathematician. He received a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 "for his contributions to ...more

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George Stigler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, National Medal of Science for Behavioral and Social Science George Joseph Stigler was a U.S. economist. He won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1982, and was a key leader of the Chicago School of Economics, along with Milton Friedman.

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Herbert Simon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, National Medal of Science for Behavioral and Social Science, IJCAI Award for Research Excellence Herbert Alexander Simon, a Nobel laureate, was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, computer scientist, and Richard King Mellon Professor—most notably at ...more

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Isadore Singer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Leroy P. Steele Prize, Bôcher Memorial Prize, National Medal of Science for Mathematics and Computer Science Isadore Manuel Singer is an Institute Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is noted for his work with Michael Atiyah proving the ...more

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J. Michael Bishop is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Nebula Award for Best Novel John Michael Bishop is an American immunologist and microbiologist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Harold E. Varmus and was co-winner of 1984 Alfred P. Sloan ...more

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Jared Diamond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
MacArthur Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction Jared Mason Diamond is an American scientist and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee, Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday. Originally ...more

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John Cocke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Seymour Cray Computer Science and Engineering Award, National Medal of Technology, Benjamin Franklin Medal John Cocke was an American computer scientist recognized for his large contribution to computer architecture and optimizing compiler design. He is considered by many to be "the father of ...more

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Joshua Lederberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences Joshua Lederberg, ForMemRS was an American molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the United States space program. He was just 33 years old ...more

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Kenneth Arrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, National Medal of Science for Behavioral and Social Science, John Bates Clark Medal Kenneth Joseph Arrow is an American economist, writer, and political theorist. He is the joint winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with John Hicks in 1972. To date, he is the ...more

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Leonid Hurwicz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, National Medal of Science for Behavioral and Social Science Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz was a Polish-American economist and mathematician, born in Moscow. He originated incentive compatibility and mechanism design, which show how desired outcomes are ...more

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Maurice Hilleman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Prince Mahidol Award, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences, Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service Maurice Ralph Hilleman was an American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines, an unparalleled record of productivity. Of the 14 vaccines routinely ...more

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Michael Freedman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
MacArthur Fellowship, Fields Medal, National Medal of Science for Mathematics and Computer Science Michael Hartley Freedman is an American mathematician, at Microsoft Station Q, a research group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1986, he was awarded a Fields Medal for his ...more

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Milton Friedman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, National Medal of Science for Behavioral and Social Science, Presidential Medal of Freedom Milton Friedman was an American economist, statistician and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades. He received the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic ...more

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Norman Borlaug is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Public Welfare Medal, Nobel Peace Prize, Congressional Gold Medal Norman Ernest Borlaug was an American biologist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate who has been called "the father of the Green Revolution", "agriculture's greatest ...more

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Peter Lax is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Wolf Prize in Mathematics, Norbert Wiener Prize in Applied Mathematics, Chauvenet Prize Peter David Lax is an American mathematician working in the areas of pure and applied mathematics. He has made important contributions to integrable systems, fluid dynamics and shock waves, ...more

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Phillip Allen Sharp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences Phillip Allen Sharp is an American geneticist and molecular biologist who co-discovered RNA splicing. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard J. Roberts for ...more

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Raymond Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
National Medal of Science for Physical Science, Wolf Prize in Physics, National Order of Vietnam Raymond Davis, Jr. was an American chemist, physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate.

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Richard Feynman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
National Medal of Science for Physical Science, Oersted Medal, Albert Einstein Award Richard Phillips Feynman, ForMemRS was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the ...more

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Richard M. Karp is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Kyoto Prize, Benjamin Franklin Medal, Benjamin Franklin Medal Richard Manning Karp is an American computer scientist and computational theorist at the University of California, Berkeley. He is most notable for his research in the theory of algorithms, for ...more

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Rita Levi-Montalcini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences Rita Levi-Montalcini was an Italian Nobel Laureate honored for her work in neurobiology. She was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with colleague Stanley Cohen for ...more

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Robert Burns Woodward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
National Medal of Science for Physical Science, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Copley Medal Robert Burns Woodward was an American organic chemist. He is considered by many to be the preeminent organic chemist of the twentieth century, having made many key contributions to the subject, ...more

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Robert Solow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, National Medal of Science for Behavioral and Social Science, John Bates Clark Medal Robert Merton Solow 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 was awarded the ...more

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Roger Adams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Franklin Medal, Priestley Medal, National Medal of Science for Chemistry Roger Adams was an American organic chemist. He is best known for the eponymous Adams' catalyst, and his work did much to determine the composition of naturally occurring substances such as ...more

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Roger Guillemin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences Roger Charles Louis Guillemin received the National Medal of Science in 1976, and the Nobel prize for medicine in 1977 for his work on neurohormones, sharing the prize that year with Andrew ...more

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Shing-Tung Yau is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
MacArthur Fellowship, Fields Medal, Crafoord Prize Shing-Tung Yau is a Chinese-born American mathematician. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1982. Yau's work is mainly in differential geometry, especially in geometric analysis. His ...more

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Stanley Norman Cohen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
Wolf Prize in Medicine, Albany Medical Center Prize, Lemelson–MIT Prize Stanley Norman Cohen is an American geneticist. Cohen is a graduate of Rutgers University, and received his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1960. ...more

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Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All National Medal of Science Winners
National Medal of Science for Physical Science, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Bruce Medal Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, FRS, was an Indian American astrophysicist born in Lahore, Punjab. Chandrasekhar was awarded, along with William A. Fowler, the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics, with ...more