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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Robert Hofstadter

Title:

Professor of Physics

Affiliation:

Stanford University

Stanford, California USA

Gender:

Male

Year Deceased:

1990

Award Discipline:

Physical Sciences

Award Year:

1986

Citation:

"For his discovery and development of the sodium iodide scintillation counter leading to its application to spectroscopy in virtually all branches of science and technology, including imaging in medicine, and for his contributions to the understanding of the structure of elementary particles and atomic nuclei stemming from the development of the electron scattering method."

Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on March 12, 1986.

Nobel Laureate:

Physics, 1961

 

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