The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
James W. Cronin
University Professor Emeritus
University of Chicago
The Enrico Fermi Institute
"For his fundamental contributions to the fields of elementary particle physics and astrophysics and his leadership in creating an international effort to determine the unknown origins of very high-energy cosmic rays."
Presented by President William Clinton in a White House (East Room) ceremony on Tuesday, March 14, 2000.