The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
C. Kumar N. Patel
Vice Chancellor for Research
University of California, Los Angeles
2138 Murphy Hall
Los Angeles, California 90095 USA
"For his fundamental contributions to quantum electronics and invention of the carbon dioxide laser, which have had significant impact on industrial, scientific, medical, and defense applications."
Awarded by President Clinton in a White House ceremony on July 26, 1996.