The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Paul (Ching-Wu) Chu
Professor of Physics
University of Houston
Houston,Texas 77004 USA
"For his wide-ranging congributions in achieving stable superconductivity at -290 degrees F, above the critical temperature of liquid nitrogen (-321 degrees F); and for his particiaption in the discovery of another superconducting compound, this one stable at a higher temperature (-243 de4grees F) and not using rare-earth elements."
Presented by President Reagan in a White House ceremony on July 15, 1988.