The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
George W. Wetherill
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Washington,District of Columbia USA
"For his fundamental contributions to understanding measuring geological time scale and understanding how earth-like planets may be created in evolving solar systems through collisional accumulation of smaller planetary bodies."
Presented by President Bill Clinton in a ceremony in Room 450, Old Executive Office Building, on Tuesday, December 16, 1997.