The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Darleane C. Hoffman
Professor of the Graduate School and Charter Director
University of California, Berkeley; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
"For her discovery of primordial plutonium in nature and the symmetric spontaneous fission of heavy nuclei; for pioneering studies of elements 104, 105, and 106, and for her outstanding service to education of students in nuclear chemistry and as director of the Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science of the University of California."
Presented President Bill Clinton at a ceremony in Room 450, Old Executive Office Building, on Tuesday, December 16, 1997.