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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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