The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Higgins Professor of Astronomy Emeritus
Princeton,New Jersey USA
"For his seminal contributions to the theory of the evolution of stars, and his creative insights into galactic dynamics which form the basis of much of contemporary astrophysics; and his lifetime of dedication to students. His influence on U.S. astronomy in the second half of this Century is unsurpassed."
Presented by President Bill Clinton at a ceremony in Room 450, Old Executive Office Building, on Tuesday, December 16, 1997. Dr. Bruce Draine, Director, Princeton Observatory, accepted the Award.