The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
California Institute of Technology
"For exemplary service to science, including groundbreaking research on sub-atomic particles. His leadership of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory led to the first detection of gravitational waves from merging black holes, confirming a key part of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. He has broadened our understanding of the universe and our Nation’s sense of wonder and discovery."
Presented by President Biden at a White House Ceremony on October 24, 2023.