The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
George C. Pimentel
Director, Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley,California 94720 USA
"For his varied and ingenious use of infrared spectroscopy to study chemical bonding and molecular dynamics, and for his discovery of the first chemically pumped laser, which has had strong scientific impact as well as practical applications."
Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on February 27, 1985.