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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Robert Hofstadter

Title: Professor of Physics
Affiliation:   Stanford University
    Stanford, California USA
Gender:   Male
Year Deceased:   1990
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Award Discipline:   Physical Sciences
Award Year:   1986
Citation:   "For his discovery and development of the sodium iodide scintillation counter leading to its application to spectroscopy in virtually all branches of science and technology, including imaging in medicine, and for his contributions to the understanding of the structure of elementary particles and atomic nuclei stemming from the development of the electron scattering method."
    Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on March 12, 1986.
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Nobel Laureate:   Physics, 1961


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