The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Ralph A. Alpher
Distinguished Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Union College of Union University in Schenectady, New York, (retired)
The Dudley Observatory
107 Nott Terrace, Suite 201
Schenectady,New York 12308 USA
"For his unprecedented work in the areas of nucleosynthesis, for the prediction that universe expansion leaves behind background radiation, and for providing the model for the Big Bang theory."
Awarded by President George W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July 27, 2007. Dr. Alpher's medal was accepted by his son, Dr. Victor S. Alpher.