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Media Advisory 05-004
National Medals of Science Presentation Set for March 14

Top scientists honored at White House ceremony

March 8, 2005

President Bush will honor eight recipients of the 2003 National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony March 14 at 10:35 a.m. As is the custom, he will also present the National Medals of Technology at the same event.

A live satellite feed will be available.  Coordinates are: Ku band- AMC 9, Transponder 14 and C Band - AMC 3, Transponder 14.

The ceremony is scheduled to be webcast, beginning at approximately 10:20 a.m. [ET]. At about that time, links to the webcast will available from the Web sites of the White House, www.whitehouse.gov, and the National Medals Foundation, www.nationalmedals.org.

The science medal laureates and categories are:

Behavioral/Social Sciences: R. Duncan Luce,  Distinguished Research Professor of Cognitive Science, University of California, Irvine

Biological Sciences: J. Michael Bishop, M.D., Chancellor and University Professor, University of California, San Francisco; Solomon H. Snyder, Distinguished Service Professor of Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Charles Yanofsky, Morris Herzstein Professor of Biology, Stanford University.

Engineering: John M. Prausnitz, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Mathematics: Carl R. De Boor, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Physical Sciences:  G. Brent Dalrymple, Dean and Professor Emeritus, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University; and Riccardo Giacconi, Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Johns Hopkins University



Media Contacts
William C. Noxon, NSF, (703) 292-7750, wnoxon@nsf.gov

Related Websites
National Medals of Science and Tech. Foundation: http://www.nationalmedals.org/
Medal of Science general information: http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/nms/medal.htm

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