The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Michael H. Freedman
Professor of Mathematics
University of California, San Diego
Department of Mathematics
La Jolla,California 92093 USA
Mathematics and Computer Science
"For his proof of the Poincare Conjecture in dimension four: a toplogical four-manifold is homeomorphic to S4[4th power] it it is homotopy equivalent to S4 [4th power], one of the greatest achievemnets in mathematics in this century."
Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on June 25, 1987.