The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Robert K. Merton
University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University andFoundation Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation
415 Fayerweather Hall
New York,New York 10027 USA
Behavioral and Social Science
"For founding the sociology of science and for his pioneering contributions to the study of social life, especially the self-fulfilling prophecy and the unintended consequences of social action."
Presented by Vice President Gore at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington, DC on Monday, December 19, 1994.