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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

E. Margaret Burbidge

Title:

Professor of Astronomy

Affiliation:

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California 92023 USA

Gender:

Female

Award Discipline:

Physical Sciences

Award Year:

1983

Citation:

"For leadership in observational astronomy. Her spectroscopic investigations have provided crucial information about the chemical composition of stars and the nature of quasistellar objects."

Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on February 27, 1985.

 

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