The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Robert P Sharp
Professor of Geology, Emeritus
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena,California 91125 USA
"For his research that has illuminated the nature and origin of the forms and formation processes of planetary surfaces and for teachnig two generations of scientists and laymen to appreciate them; for his recruitment and leadership of a successful multidisciplinary department of earth and planetary scientists who have agined world recognition."
Presented by President Bush at a White House Ceremony on October 18, 1989.