The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
John N. Bahcall
Richard Black Professor of Natural Sciencesand Visiting Lecturer with rank of Professor
Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton,New Jersey 08540 USA
"For his fundamental contributions to areas of modern astrophysics ranging from solar neutrino physics to the structure of the Milky Way Galaxy to cosmology, and for his leadership of the astronomical community, especially his tireless advocacy of the Hubble Space Telescope."
Presented by President William Jefferson Clinton in a White House (East Room) ceremony on Tuesday, April 27, 1999