The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
John Griggs Thompson
Graduate Research Professor of Mathematics
University of Florida
Mathematics and Computer Science
"For his profound and lasting contributions to the mathematical sciences, providing fundamental advances for the study of finite simple groups, the inverse Galois problem and connections between group theory and number theory."
Presented by Dr. Neal Lane, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology, at a black-tie dinner awards ceremony at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC, Friday, December 1, 2000.