The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Joseph L. Doob
Professor of Mathematics
University of Illinois
Urbana,Illinois 61801 USA
Mathematics and Computer Science
"In recognition of his work on probability and mathematical statistics, characterized by novel and fruitful ideas of a general character that opened new fields of study which began to be transplanted abroad and now are acclaimed worldwide."
Presented by President Carter at a White House Ceremony on January 14, 1980.