The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
David J. Wineland
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder,Colorado 80305 USA
"For his leadership in developing the science of laser cooling and manipulation of ions, with applications in precise measurements and standards, quantum computing, and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics; his major impact on the international scientific community through the training of scientists; and his outstanding publications."
Presented by President George W. Bush in the East Room of the White House on September 29, 2008.