The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Jeremiah P. Ostriker
Provost and Charles A. Young Professor of Astronomy
Princeton,New Jersey USA
"For his bold astrophysical insights, which have revolutionized concepts of the nature of pulsars, the "ecosystem" of stars and gas in our Galaxy, the sizes and masses of galaxies, the nature and distribution of dark matter and ordinary matter in the Universe, and the formation of galaxies and other cosmological structures."
Presented by Dr. Neal Lane, Assistant to the President for Science & Technology, at a black-tie dinner awards ceremony at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC, Friday, December 1, 2000.