PENN NOTABLES

Selected Awards and Honors to Penn Faculty and Alumni:
National Medal of Science

The National Medal of Science is the nation's highest scientific honor. Established by Congress in 1959, it was intended to be bestowed annually by the President of the United States on a select group of individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions

Congress expanded this definition in 1980 to recognize outstanding work in the social and behavioral sciences. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy awarded the first Medal of Science to the late Theodore Von Karman, professor emeritus, California Institute of Technology.

2010

Ralph Lawrence Brinster, Richard King Mellon Professor of Reproductive Physiology

2007

Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, Professor Emerita of Physics

2001

Raymond Davis, Jr., Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy

2000

Ralph S. Hirschmann, Rao Makineni Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry

1983

Robert L. Schrieffer, Professor of Physics

1982

Mildred Cohn, Professor of Biophysics and Physical Biochemistry

1975

Paul Gyorgy, Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

1974

Britton Chance, Professor of Biophysics