The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Carl R. Woese
Stanley O. Ikenberry Professor of Microbiology
University of Illinois
"For his brilliant and original insights, through molecular studies of RNA sequences, to explore the history of life on Earth. His vision has revolutionized our view of life's evolution and diversity."
Presented by Dr. Neal Lane, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology, at a dinner awards ceremony at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC, Friday, December 1, 2000. Award accepted by Professor Gary J. Olsen, University of Chicago.