The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge,Massachusetts 02139 USA
"For his pioneering scientific studies of the interaction of atoms and light including Rydberg atoms, cavity quantum electrodynamics, quantum chaos; for developing techniques that opened the way to Bose Einstein Condensation in a gas; and for lucid explanations of physics to nonspecialists and exemplary service to the scientific community."
Awarded by President George W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July 27, 2007.