The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Lonnie G. Thompson
Professor of Geological Sciences
The Ohio State University
102 Orton Hall
155 S. Oval Mall
Columbus,Ohio 43210 USA
"For his pioneering research in paleoclimatology analyzing isotopic and chemical fingerprints found in tropical ice cores from the world's highest mountain glaciers and for his courage in collecting these disappearing climate archives that have transformed our understanding of the natural and anthropogenic factors influencing climate variability on our planet, past and present."
Awarded by President George W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July 27, 2007.